Stream Functions Pyramid and Quantification Tool Workshop (In-Person)

This course provides a framework for assessing stream functions for individuals involved in stream assessment and restoration/mitigation projects. Participants will learn that stream functions follow a hierarchical structure, which has been organized by the following categories: hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology, physicochemical and biology. The course starts with lectures and exercises on stream functions following the Pyramid Framework and then moves into applications. Participants will work with function-based parameters, metrics, and associated reference curves. Participants will also spend a day in the field collecting data for use in the Stream Quantification Tool (SQT) to calculate the existing condition of a stream. Participants will then model the proposed condition to calculate functional lift. Course participants will learn how the Pyramid Framework can be used to:

  • Improve project goal setting by focusing on stream functions rather than changes to dimension, pattern and profile;
  • Run the SQT to determine functional loss or gain; and,
  • Develop stream mitigation debit and credit determination methods.  
  • Members of Interagency Review Teams, In-Lieu Fee Providers, and Mitigation Bankers
  • Federal, State and Local Agencies with regulatory responsibilities
  • Stream restoration practitioners
  • Note: This is not an introductory workshop. Anyone can take the course, but people new to fluvial forms and processes may find the course challenging.

The registration fee is $1,750 per person and includes workshop instruction, a workshop notebook with presentations and exercises, and digital copies of the presentations. Registrants are responsible for their own lodging, meals, and transportation.

If you would like to register more than one person from your company or organization, simply increase the number of tickets needed under Payment Details. One ticket equals one individual registration. Be sure to include the email address for each person taking the course so that they receive pre-course information.

The workshop may be canceled if fewer than 15 people register. If this happens, a full registration refund will be provided. The participant is responsible for canceling hotel / travel arrangements and paying associated fees. If the participant provides a written cancellation at least 45 days prior to the workshop start date, a full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be provided. If the participant provides a written cancellation between 30 and 45 days prior to the workshop start date, a 50% refund will be provided. A refund will not be provided for cancellations less than 30 days before the start date.

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