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The National Stream and Aquatic Ecology Center (NSAEC), the technical arm of the Washington Office Biological and Physical Resources staff group, hosts a community of practice to connect field practitioners with each other, regional and national specialists, and researchers. All Forest Service staff who have developed expertise that is applicable for stream restoration activities, or are interested in developing expertise in this field, are welcome.
Subject areas targeted for discussion through this network include: stream channel and riparian enhancement and reconstruction, aquatic habitat enhancement, aquatic organism passage, riparian management, floodplain connectivity, environmental flows, streambank stabilization techniques, and more. Assessment, planning, design, permitting, implementation, and monitoring are all suitable subjects for discussion. Practitioners encouraged to participate in this network include hydrologists, fish and aquatic biologists, riparian ecologists, geomorphologists, engineers, range ecologists, and other relevant specialists.
Meadow restoration of Whychus Creek, Oregon. Photo credit: Russ McMillian.
If you are a Forest Service employee and have relevant information and technology to share or a question to pose, email the list at FS-pdl wo nfs nsaec stream restoration.
For general information or questions regarding the Forest Service Stream and Riparian Restoration Network, contact Steven Yochum, Hydrologist with the National Stream and Aquatic Ecology Center.
If you are an interested Forest Service employee, sign up with your usda.gov email address below to be added to the public distribution list.
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