National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (www.nced.umn.edu)
The National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED) is a NSF Science and Technology Center established in 2002 and is a partnership of research and educational institutions, government agencies, and industry that pursues its goal of predictive Earth-surface science by integrating physical, biological, and social sciences to understand how landscapes and ecosystems evolve together. The Center was developed to build our predictive ability, and therefore our scientific understanding, of the near-surface Earth environment. Through the development of this knowledge, we aim to transform management and restoration of the Earth-surface environment.
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota (www.safl.umn.edu)
SAFL is the world's only fluid-mechanics laboratory that uses a natural waterfall as its prime water source. For nearly 70 years researchers from around the world have been visiting our unique location on an island in the Mississippi River to conduct research for developing innovative and sustainable engineering solutions to major environmental, water resources, and energy-related problems.
U.S. Geological Survey (www.usgs.gov)
As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers. The USGS has become a world leader in the natural sciences because of our scientific excellence and responsiveness to society's needs.
Little River Research & Design (www.emriver.com)
Since 1992 Little River Research & Design has provided services in river science and conservation, including applied river geomorphology, biotechnical engineering, urban stream management, river ecosystem restoration, and science education. LRRD also produces the Emriver series of movable bed river models for research and education.
Barr Engineering (www.barr.com)
Barr provides engineering, environmental, and information technology services to clients across the nation and around the world. We were incorporated as an employee-owned firm in 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s. Today, our nearly 400 engineers, scientists, and technical support staff in Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, and North Dakota work with clients in numerous industries, as well as at all levels of government.
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (www.sehinc.com)
Founded in 1927, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) is a multidisciplined firm of engineers, scientists, planners and architects known for our comprehensive technical capabilities and for our superior client service. SEH has more than 600 professionals located across the Midwest providing services to both public and private clients. We have more than 80 professionals providing surface water management and natural resources services including: channel stabilization and river restoration; hydrology and hydraulic modeling; flood control design; floodplain management and mapping; storm water system analysis and design; natural resources planning and design; slope protection and restoration; and shoreline protection.
Trout Unlimited (www.tu.org)
Trout Unlimited is a private, non-profit organization with more than 130,000 members dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.