River Course 101: Stream Morphology Assessment

Message Regarding Coronavirus

For current information about the status of the workshops, please visit the Workshops and Conferences Homepage.

Upcoming Workshops

Hybrid Workshop
October 4-5, 2021
The McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

General information about the workshop is provided below. Please reference the registration website for specific information about the individual workshop.

About the Workshop

The October 4-5, 2021 workshop combines one day of on-line instruction with two days of in person field and classroom training to introduce the concepts of fluvial geomorphology and stream processes related to channel and floodplain formation, bankfull stage identification, regional hydraulic geometry curves, applications of the Rosgen classification system for natural streams in the Southeast, and stream stability assessment. Participants work in small groups in the field to measure stream physical conditions and calculate stream morphology relationships for channel dimension, pattern, and profile. Participants also learn about field techniques for substrate analysis and channel stability assessment.

Note: Prior to October 4th, you are expected to watch the four prerecorded videos (see the Material Website to access the links) which total three hours and include lectures and demonstrations of field measurements. You are also requested to complete three practice quizzes. Allow four to five hours to complete this work.

You will be required to drive yourself to and from the stream sites on October 4th and 5th.

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for the following groups of individuals:

  • Environmental Professionals
  • Engineers
  • Ecologists
  • Biologists
  • Hydrologists
  • Geomorphologists
  • Landscape Architects
  • Planners
  • Natural Resource Program Managers

Registration Fee Information

Government/Non-Profit Fee – $895
Regular Fee – $995

Registration fee includes breakfast items, lunch, workshop materials, and access to training videos.

Payment Instructions

We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for payment of your registration fee. Or you may send us a check made payable to NCSU – BAE. Mail to:

Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Workshop Coordinators

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests should be sent to bae_training@ncsu.edu for processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least thirty-one (31) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests made between thirty (30) days and eight (8) days before the date of the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made on or within seven (7) days of the workshop will receive a 50% refund.

Attendee substitutions from within the same company may be made at any time at no cost. Please send an email to bae_training@ncsu.edu with the name of the current registrant and the name and email address of the new registrant.

Severe Weather Cancellation and Refund Policy

In the event of severe weather, this workshop may be postponed or canceled at the discretion of the workshop instructors and coordinators. If the workshop is postponed, you may receive a refund if you are unable to attend the newly scheduled date, time, and location. Please contact bae_training@ncsu.edu if you are unable to attend the rescheduled workshop. If the workshop is canceled, you will receive a full refund. If the workshop is postponed or canceled, the workshop instructors and coordination staff are not responsible for participants not meeting their PDHs or CEUs requirements with their various professional licensing boards.


Please visit the registration website for lodging specific to the workshop’s location or visit the Hotel Suggestions by City webpage to view suggested hotels.

What to Bring

Participants should bring the following materials with them to each day of the workshop:

  • Field gear, waders/boots for field trips (depending on the conditions, field tours can be done in the rain)
  • Water bottle
  • Calculator and a laptop with excel for classwork

Optional materials to bring include:

  • Rain gear
  • Clipboard
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray


Barbara Doll, Ph.D., P.E.
Greg Jennings, Ph.D, P.E.
Jack Kurki-Fox, Ph.D., P.E.

Professional Development Hours

Based on previous workshops, it is estimated that the following professional development hours will be awarded after the successful completion of the workshop. A certificate of attendance will be emailed after the workshop, listing these PDHs:

  • 16 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors (approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors)

Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.