2022 Erosion and Sediment Control Field School
Salmonid Restoration Federation hosted an Erosion and Sediment Control Field School. This technical field course is part of our Northern California Best Management Practices Education Series funded by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program. SRF partnered with Pacific Watershed Associates, Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Program, and the Watershed Center to offer a technical workshop and field tour curriculum in Trinity County.
The event was hosted at the beautiful Indian Creek Lodge (www.iclodge.net) on the Trinity River west of Weaverville.
The agenda was designed to assist planners, regulators, environmental scientists, engineers, and landowners to improve environmental protection by identifying, assessing, and ultimately designing erosion control projects. The field school included topics such as:
● Identifying sediment sources and quantifying erosion volumes
● Evaluating sediment sources for their potential to deliver sediment to streams
● Assessing environmental impacts from accelerated erosion and sediment delivery
● Creating erosion control and prevention plans
● Identifying high priority erosion and sediment control activities on post wildfire landscapes
● Assessing, prioritizing and estimating costs of post wildfire road treatments
● Designing, procuring and evaluating grading plans and permits
● Environmental permitting application process and requirements
SRF followed all CDC and Trinity County public health COVID precautions and recommendations. SRF required proof of vaccination and/or recent negative test results (within 48 hours) to be shown at check-in. SRF requested that all participants wear masks during indoor educational events. Masks were required for field tour transportation but not outside during the tours. Masks were not required during dining events when participants were eating and drinking.