EcoStream Conference 2025

 Registration Opening in November of 2024.

About the Conference

EcoStream: Stream Ecology and Restoration Conference – A Focus on the Science is NC State University Stream Restoration Program’s southeast stream restoration conference. With preserving, enhancing, and restoring the entire riparian ecosystem in mind, EcoStream is the preeminent conference that focuses on stream restoration for the southeast region of the US. 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 11-14, 2025 in Asheville, North Carolina for a discussion of stream restoration. Through presentations, panel conversations, exhibits and networking among peers and colleagues, the 2025 EcoStream conference will continue to influence the future of stream restoration in the Southeast.

View details from the 2018 EcoStream Conference HERE.


Background

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 Southeast Stream Restoration Conference.


Location

Asheville, NC, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is the perfect setting to return to for the 2025 EcoStream Conference. 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.