Stream Functions Pyramid and Quantification Tool Workshop Jan 23 – Jan 26

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This course is for individuals involved in stream assessment and restoration/mitigation projects and provides a framework for assessing stream functions. 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, measurement methods (metrics), and associated reference curves.

Participants will also work with the Stream Quantification Tool (SQT) to calculate the difference between a restored and existing stream condition. Field data will be provided and entered into the tool to determine the existing condition score. Participants will then model the proposed condition to calculate functional lift.

Learn how the 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.  

The workshop includes lectures, classroom exercises, and discussion. 

  • Members of Interagency Review Teams, In-Lieu Fee Providers and Mitigation Bankers
  • Federal, State and Local Agencies with regulatory responsibilities
  • Stream restoration practitioners

 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.

Registration Fee



Tue, Jan 23, 2024 - Fri, Jan 26, 2024


Online using Microsoft Teams