River Course 201: Natural Channel Design Principles

Message Regarding Coronavirus

The April 21-24 workshop has been canceled, with plans to reschedule later in the year. More details to follow soon. For current information about the status of the workshops, please visit the Workshops and Conferences Homepage.

Upcoming Workshops

April 21-23, 2020

NC State University
Edward Booth Labs
4000 Chi Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

If a workshop is not posted above, we have no additional information to provide regarding future workshop locations or dates. If you have not done so already, we recommend joining our mailing list to be notified when new workshops become available.


About the Workshop

This 3-day workshop introduces concepts of stream restoration using natural channel design techniques. Participants work in small groups in the field to assess existing stream condition geomorphic conditions and develop reference reach design parameters. Participants work in small groups in the classroom to apply morphological design parameters to create a case study stream design for channel dimension, pattern, and profile. Design products include stream channel layouts, typical cross-sections, and longitudinal profiles, and basic hydraulic and sediment transport calculations. Other topics include in-stream structures, plan sheet development, design specifications, and construction.


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 transportation to stream sites.

Prerequisites: River Course 101: Stream Morphology Assessment or equivalent experience in stream morphology assessment and terminology.

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:

NCSU-BAE
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.


Workshop Schedule

This is a sample schedule of the workshop to demonstrate the topics that will be covered. Actual schedules, including start and end time, may vary from class to class. Please refer to the workshop registration page and your confirmation email for times.


Lodging

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
  • Calculator and a laptop with excel for classwork

Optional materials to bring include:

  • Rain gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

Instructors

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 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.