UMSRS 2010

The inaugural (2010) Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium was a great success! Thanks to all who particpated and made it possible.

Click here to view the final agenda with presentation links.

Click here to view the poster session schedule, with links to PDFs.

Symposium at a Glance:

February 21-24, 2010

La Crosse, Wisconsin

The inaugural Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium brought together leading national and regional stream restoration practitioners for presentations and discussions on important regional stream and river restoration issues. This symposium was designed to foster exchange, conversation, and new collaborations among restoration practitioners in the upper Midwest. 

85 participants attended the inaugural symposium. Of the total participants 40% were agency employees, 28% academia, 15% consulting, 12% students, 4% non-profit, and 1% self-employed. Registration included attendance to all sessions, housing, and meals during the conference. 
Symposium topics included:
  • Pre and post monitoring for stream restoration
  • Stream restoration design
  • Restoration monitoring: ecological, geomorphic and hydraulic
  • Large-river restoration
  • Dams and dam removal
  • Numerical modeling in restoration design
  • The channel-floodplain connection
  • Great Lakes Restoration

Format: Single track with 22 speaker slots and 18 posters.

The symposium involved both oral presentations and poster presentations.
This symposium is organized by the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, an NSF sponsored Science and Technology Center, and the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, which is affiliated with the Institute of Technology, and the departments of Civil Engineering; Geology and Geophysics; and Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota.