River Course 101: Stream Morphology Assessment
About the Workshop
This 3-day workshop introduces 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 measuring streambank erosion, pebble count techniques for substrate analysis, and channel stability assessment.
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for the following groups of individuals:
- Environmental Professionals
- Landscape Architects
- Natural Resource Program Managers
Upcoming Workshop Dates
March 12-14, 2019 (Available to Register Nov. 1)
Government/Non-Profit Fee – $795.00
Regular Fee – $895.00
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: Christina Shepard
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Venue and Lodging
March 2019 Workshop Location
125 Weaver Labs
North Carolina State University Main Campus
3100 Faucette Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695
Lodging for March 2019 Workshop
A group room block rate of $99 has been set up with the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown Capital. To reserve your room, please use this link. Please be advised, do not click on the “Book Now” at the top of the page. You will not receive the discounted rate using this button. Instead, fill in the “Check In” and “Check Out” dates to receive the discounted rate. You may also call 855-914-1878 and mention “NC State University River Course 101” or block code “NRC” to create reservation and receive discount. Deadline to receive group rate is February 11, 2019.
Other Area Hotels:
Doubletree by Hilton Brownstone, 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27605; Phone: 919-828-0811
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3741 Thistledown Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606; Phone: 919-854-0001
Below is a sample schedule of the workshop to demonstrate the topics that will be covered. Actual schedules may vary from class to class.
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)
- Calculator and a laptop with excel for class work
Optional materials to bring include:
Barbara A. Doll, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Barbara Doll joined North Carolina Sea Grant in 1992. Her current interests focus on repairing degraded stream systems, reducing the impacts of non-point source pollution and assessing the effectiveness of restoration practices. Her recent research focused on the comprehensive evaluation of stream restoration performance.She is responsible for leading a multi-million dollar, three-phase project to restore Rocky Branch. This creek runs a mile through the North Carolina State University campus and is a tributary to the Neuse River. Doll is a founding member and current co-chair of the NC State University Stream Restoration Program (SRP). SRP is a team of faculty, staff and students working together to improve water quality and aquatic ecology through research, demonstration projects and education.
Gregory Jennings, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Gregory Jennings, joined NC State in 1990 as an Assistant Professor. He progressed through the academic ranks and was named Professor in 2001. Over his career at NC State Dr. Jennings made significant contributions in the areas of water quality, watershed management, stream restoration, and ecological engineering. He served as Water Quality Coordinator for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, in which role he coordinated interdisciplinary water quality educational and research programs. Dr. Jennings also led the development of the NC State University Stream Restoration Program, probably the pre-eminent program across the United States, that has educated both students and professionals through delivery of education programs based upon research conducted at NC State and elsewhere.
Jonathan Page, P.E.
Jonathan Page designs, implements and studies watershed, stream and river restoration approaches to increase ecological uplift and function. He conveys research and experiential findings to students, practitioners and other researchers through journal articles, fact sheets, short courses and conference presentations. His projects have included “green street” stormwater retrofits, treatment wetlands, stream restoration using natural channel design, regenerative stream channels, and integrated stream – wetland systems.
Professional Development Hours
The following professional development hours (PDHs) are awarded after successful completion of the workshop:
- 16 PDHs 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.
Stream Functions Pyramid – https://stream-mechanics.com/stream-functions-pyramid-framework/
USDA NRCS NEH Part 654 Stream Restoration – http://directives.sc.egov.usda.gov/viewerFS.aspx?hid=21433