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Welcome to the event schedule and directory for the 13th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium, November 20-21, 2019. Free and open to all, the Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of our watershed while creating learning and networking opportunities for a broad array of stakeholders. Sessions cover a broad range of topics on water quality and watershed issues with local, regional, and national relevance. Hosted by Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration.

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Thursday, November 21 • 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Practitioners Tips for Low-tech Stream Restoration in Utah

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Practitioners Tips for Low-tech Stream Restoration in Utah

Summary:
Low-tech restoration continues to be popular for restoring degraded streams in the West. To supplement published resources, we present additional information and tips that are specific for practitioners in Utah in order to estimate project costs, staffing, and permits.

Full Abstract:
Low-tech restoration, mainly beaver dam analogues and post assisted log structures, continues to be popular for restoring degraded streams in the West because it is affordable and effective. In 2019 Utah State University published a comprehensive design manual titled “Low-tech Process-based Restoration of Riverscapes” which provides excellent detail on the implementation of low-tech restoration. We provide additional information that is specific for practitioners in Utah in order to estimate project costs, staffing, and permitting timelines. We also provide helpful tips and considerations for project managers.

Speakers
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Janice Gardner

Conservation Ecologist, Wild Utah Project
Janice H. Gardner, M.Sc., Certified Wildlife Biologist®, is a Conservation Ecologist for Wild Utah Project. Janice specializes in environmental regulation, management of special-status species, and environmental impact assessments. At Wild Utah Project, Janice leads several conservation... Read More →



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