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Call for Presentation Abstracts–Stream Restoration Conference

October 19, 2011Patrick NunnallyProgram & AnnouncementsComments Off on Call for Presentation Abstracts–Stream Restoration Conference

The Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium has issued its call for presentation abstracts.

The deadline is this Friday, October 21st.

Now in its third year, the symposium has shaped up to be one of the premier learning and knowledge exchange sessions in the region for issues relating to stream restoration, hydrology, and engineering.

For more information on the symposium, and how to contribute your abstract, see below::

This is a friendly reminder that the ORAL PRESENTATION abstract deadline for next year’s Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium is next Friday, October 21st, 2011.

Oral presentations will be delivered in topical sessions and are 20 minutes in length.  The presentations should address topic areas related to stream restoration, including design and related analyses, alternatives analysis, implementation, and monitoring, as well as the planning, regulatory, and funding context under which stream restoration occurs.

We have an exciting range of session topics planned for this year, including but NOTlimited to:

Economics of Stream Restoration: Putting Dollar Signs on Restoration Benefits
Great Lakes Basin Restoration Efforts
Stream Restoration, Ecology, and Aquatic Management
Design Standards for River Restoration
Restoration in the Built Environment: Urban Stream Restoration
Integrated Design and Evaluation
Characterizing and Managing Stored Sediment in Fluvial Systems

We also have a great line-up of invited speakers presenting at UMSRS 2012, including:

Stephen Polasky (University of Minnesota), an environmental economist, will talk about how to place economic value on stream restoration projects.

Mike Davis (Minnesota DNR), a DNR aquatic ecologist, will focus on freshwater mussel restoration in the Mississippi River.

Bryan Burroughs (Michigan Trout Unlimited) will offer a perspective on Michigan stream restoration projects and regulation.

We hope to offer two short course options for symposium registrants that will take place before the kickoff dinner on March 4th, 2012.  Peter Wilcock (Johns Hopkins University) will be offering a half-day short course on Introducing StreamProject: Decision Analysis and Restoration Design Guidance.  We are currently pursuing a FULL day US Army Corps workshop on Adaptive Hydraulics (AdH) Modeling.  We will continue to update our website as we get more information!

Please submit your abstracts at:

Poster Abstracts will be accepted through the registration deadline on January 27th, 2012.


The Call for Abstracts for the 2012 UMSRS can be viewed as a PDF by clicking HERE.    Feel free to distribute the call to any interested parties who may not be on the PRRSUM listserv.

Registration for the conference will open on October 21st, 2011.  Registration costs and details will be posted on the PRRSUM website by next week!

If you have any questions, contact:

Barbara K. Burkholder
UMSRS Coordinator
National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
University of Minnesota
Phone: 612.624.3931

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