About the conference
EcoStream - Stream Ecology and Restoration Conference is NC State University Stream Restoration Program's biennial southeast stream restoration conference. With preserving, enhancing, and restoring the entire riparian ecosystem in mind, EcoStream is the primary conference that focuses on stream restoration for the southeast region. This well-attended event facilitates discussions among restoration practitioners, managers and scientists towards advancing ecological restoration to better achieve functional inter-connectedness of wetlands, streams, hydrology, riparian corridors and the biologic communities they support.
EcoStream is a valuable forum for exchanging ideas and experiences that encourages continuing research and enhances networking among restoration professionals. We invite the academic and professional community to join us August 22-25, 2016 in Asheville, North Carolina for a discussion of stream restoration. Through presentations, panel conversations, exhibits and networking among peers and colleagues, the 2016 EcoStream conference will continue to influence the future of stream restoration in the Southeast.
NC State University's Stream Restoration Program (SRP), a comprehensive education program to improve the practice of stream restoration, is a team of faculty, staff, and students working to improve water quality and aquatic ecology through research, demonstration projects, and education. NC State University has provided leadership since 1998 in organizing the biennial Southeast Stream Restoration Conference.
Asheville, NC, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is the perfect setting for the 2016 EcoStream Conference, which will represent the 12th regional stream restoration conference for the Southeast. Situated in Buncombe County, Asheville is located in a landscape where the waterways and land are inextricably linked. A vibrant downtown, excellent facilities, and abundant surrounding rivers and waterfalls provide an excellent setting for a productive forum for sharing ideas and information relevant to stream ecology and restoration.
NCSU Bio & Ag Engineering Stream Restoration Program
The NC State University Stream Restoration Program within the Dept. of Biological & Agricultural Engineering is a team of faculty, staff, and students working to improve water quality and aquatic ecology through research, demonstration projects, and education. We partner with many entities who collaborate on projects and educational opportunities, including our biennial conference.
North Carolina Sea Grant
North Carolina Sea Grant provides research, education and outreach opportunities relating to current issues affecting the North Carolina coast and its communities. Since 1970, North Carolina Sea Grant has prided itself on being a valuable resource for scientists, educators, local officials, government agencies, coastal businesses and the public to find unbiased, scientifically sound information about the state's coastal ecosystems.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is the largest outreach program at North Carolina State University, reaching millions of NC citizens each year through local centers in the state's 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Cooperative Extension is a partnership of county, state and federal governments that join together to provide all citizens with access to the wealth of knowledge generated by public universities to solve local problems.