2010 Technical Program

  Registration and Check-in 
  Dinner, Welcome
  Invited Speaker: Prof. Peter Wilcock, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  Stream Restoration: Why do we do this and is it worth it?
Invited Speaker: Luther Aadland, Research Scientist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  Defining stream restoration: what does it mean?
Session 1 Sediment Management in Rivers and Streams
  Karen Gran, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Watershed-scale sediment budget in the LeSueur River, Minnesota, for turbidity management and future rehabilitation efforts
  Stephanie Day, National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics
Bluff erosion rates and processes on the LeSueur River in Southern Minnesota
Tom Mac Donald, Barr Engineering
  Habitat Improvement on Valley Creek
Benjamin Lee, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  Fine-grained sedimentation analysis and channel design for stabilization of the lower Platte River, Wisconsin

Session 2
(Poster Session)


Invited Speaker: Jeff Hastings, Trout Unlimited

Accelerating toward maximum capacity!: Assessment of Trout Unlimited's Driftless Area Restoration Effort
Session 3 Large River Restoration
  Scott Jutila, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  Periodic pool-scale drawdowns for habitat management in the Mississippi River
  Brock Freyer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  Effects of river management and sediment supply on island evolution in Pool 6 of the Upper Mississippi River
  Christian Lenhart, Dept. of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota
  Assessing the feasibility of rehabilitation and management actions on the Mississippi River within the Twin Cities, Minnesota
Session 4 Stream and River Structures
  Anne Lightbody, University of New Hampshire
Improving design guidelines for rock vanes and other flow training structures
Martin Melchior, Interfluve
  Dam removal planning for the next decade
Jeff Janvrin, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  Island construction – Rebuilding natural levees to restore connectivity in the northern reaches of the Upper Mississippi River
Invited Speaker: Michael Osterholm, University of Minnesota
  A Perspective on the Future of Driftless Area Coldwater Stream Restoration
Invited Speaker: Charlie Peters, USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center
  The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Session 5 Habitat/Organism-Focused restoration
  Matthew Diebel, The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Prioritizing road crossing improvement to restore stream connectivity for stream-resident fish
  David Vetrano, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Driftless Area Restoration Effort Aquatic Riparian Corridor (ARC) Habitat Project

Michele Wheeler, Bad River Watershed Association
Providing meaningful monitoring data in a management context
Session 6
(Poster Session)


Invited Speaker: Sue Niezgoda, Department of Civil Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Stream restoration education and professional development: Working toward a consensus

Session 7 Stream Restoration Monitoring
  Kent Johnson, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
  The role of monitoring in stream restoration
  Faith Fitzpatrick, U.S. Geological Survey
  Changing perspectives of monitoring stream restoration success
Andy Selle, Interfluve
  The cost of stream projects: How to do more with less
Session 8 Channel-Floodplain Connection
  Meredith Thomsen, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Kurt Brownell, USACE

Control of reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) improves floodplain forest tree seedling establishment
  Robert Hansis, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Wetlands exposed: Floodplain restoration along the East Branch of the Pecatonica River, Wisconsin
  Eric Booth, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Monitoring and modeling the effects of floodplain restoration on the soil water regime and vegetation composition
Suzanne Hoehne, Biohabitats, Inc.
Integrating Stream and Wetland Restoration through an Innovative Approach
Dinner, Symposium closing
Invited Speaker: Prof. Jim Knox, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Historical changes in erosion and sedimentation along Driftless Area channels and floodplains


  Optional Half-day Forum: Restoring the Channel-Floodplain Connection
Colin Belby, UW-La Crosse; Eric Strauss UW-La Crosse; William Richardson, USGS
Large floodplain river restoration: Lessons from the Upper Mississippi River
Tom Isenhart, Iowa State University
Research on riparian buffers in agricultural stream systems
Andy Ward, Ohio State University
Benefits of establishing floodplains in agricultural ditches: Two-stage ditch approach
Jason Beverlin, The Nature Conservancy
An overview of The Nature Conservancy's Emiquon project