The NC State University Stream Restoration Program offers a series of River Course professional development workshops to serve the needs of environmental professionals, including engineers, ecologists, biologists, hydrologists, geomorphologists, landscape architects, planners and natural resource program managers. Workshop instructors include faculty from the NC State University Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering (BAE) and associated colleagues. Most courses provide "hands-on" learning experiences with field work in small groups, data analysis, design case studies, and site tours. Class space is typically limited to 32 students to facilitate an optimal learning environment.
CONTINUING EDUCATION / Professional Development Hours: The following organizations have approved BAE as a provider of continuing education. The NC Board of Engineers and Surveyors, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and American Planning Association (AICP). Upon successful completion of a workshop, BAE sends a list of attendees' names directly to the respective Boards. Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.
Morphology Assessment, Design, Construction:
- RC 101 - Stream Morphology Assessment
- RC 201 - Natural Channel Design Principles
- RC 302 - HEC-RAS for Stream Restoration
- RC 401 - Construction Practices for Stream Restoration
- RC 131 - Assessment and Identification of Riparian Vegetation
- RC 431 - Riparian Vegetation Installation and Maintenance
- RC 435 - Management of Invasive and Exotic Vegetation in Riparian Areas
Water Quality and Aquatic Ecology:
- RC 151 - Water Quality Monitoring Using Automated Samplers
- RC 161 - Aquatic Insect Taxonomy and Pollution Ecology
Registration and Payment
Please click on the Workshop links above to choose a specific workshop to register for. Click on the Registration link below each workshop description to register online. Once you have registered online, you will receive an email confirmation. Registration fees can be paid by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, check or purchase order. If paying by check, please mail a copy of your registration confirmation with a check made payable to NCSU-BAE to:
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695-7625
Attn: Christina Shepard
The registration fee includes workshop materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments each day*, and transportation to the field sites*.
* Unless otherwise stated on the workshop description.
Due Dates and Cancellation Policy
Payment is due at least 3 weeks in advance of the workshop date. Due to the typical occurrence of long waitlists, we will not hold your seat if payment has not been received in advance. Fees are nonrefundable if canceled within two weeks of the workshop date.
The River Course Workshops are generally held in two or three locations, unless specifically stated in the workshop's description. These typical locations are: McKimmon Center or NCSU Centennial Campus in Raleigh, NC and Four Points Sheraton in Asheville, NC.
RALEIGH WORKSHOP LOCATIONS
McKimmon Conference & Training Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606
Click here for directions.
OR NC State University's Centennial Campus. Please check the individual workshop listing for the correct location:
Click here for a map of Centennial Campus: http://centennial.ncsu.edu/contact/documents/CCmap2005.pdf
Doubletree by Hilton, Raleigh-Brownstone, 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, 27605; 919-828-0811
Comfort Suites Arena, 1200 Hurricane Alley Way at Trinity Rd., Raleigh 27607; 919-854-0502
Hampton Inn & Suites, 111 Hampton Woods Lane, Raleigh 27607; 919-233-1798
Clarion Hotel State Capitol (Downtown), 320 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, 27603; 919-832-0501
ASHEVILLE WORKSHOP LOCATION
Four Points by Sheraton
22 Woodfin St.
Asheville, NC 28801
Click here to go to the hotel website.
Other Recommended Hotels in Asheville
Renaissance Asheville, 31 Woodfin St., Asheville, 28801; 828-252-8211