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U.S. Forest Service

Aquatic Organism Passage Program Training

Several key resources are available through the Forest Service’s San Dimas Development and Technology Center (Forest Service employees only) website.

Key training topics on the website include site inventory and site design. The Forest Service offers three national trainings a year to cover these AOP topics, which rotate in location around the nation. The training cadre includes a nationally recognized team of Forest Service employees comprised of:

  • Dr. Dan Cenderelli, Geomorphologist/Hydrologist with the Stream Systems Technology Center in Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Bob Gubernick, Watershed Restoration Geologist with Region 9 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mark Weinhold, Forest Hydrologist with the White River National Forest in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

While focused on Forest Service employees, each training session is open for attendance by a mix of skills (biologists, engineers, and hydrologists) from the Forest Service, state agencies and Departments of Transportation, other federal agencies, and private consultants.

2019 Training
Date Location Registration: data entered into AgLearn post course
7-11 October 2019 Ironwood, Michigan; Region 9 Contact: Amanda Kunzmann or Dan Cenderelli
21-25 October 2019 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; EPA Contact:Dan Cenderelli
Please note that this workshop is being funded by EPA. A limited number of seats are available to Forest Service participants.
3-7 February 2020 Asheville, North Carolina; Region 8 Contact:Bruce Prudhomme or Dan Cenderelli
30 March - 3 April 2020 Elkins, West Virginia; USFWS Contact:Amanda Kunzmann or Dan Cenderelli
Please note that this workshop is being funded, in part, by the USFWS. A limited number of seats are available to Forest Service participants in Region 9.

The locations of the 2020 training sessions have not yet been determined.

Training sessions conducted by Forest and Regional staff are also held periodically at additional locations.

For Further Information

Dr. Dan Cenderelli at

USDA Forest Service Continuing Education Program for Natural Resource Professionals: Designing for Aquatic Organism Passage at Road-Stream Crossings (AOP).