Salmonid Restoration Federation
Reconnecting with Resilience
April 19 - 22, 2022
Santa Cruz, California

Restoration Approaches to Instream Large Wood Augmentation

19 April 2022
9:00am - 5:00pm
Workshop Coordinator: Anna Halligan and Daisy Schadlich, North Coast Coho Project, Trout Unlimited

Due to the important role of large wood in restoring and maintaining instream salmonid habitats, wood augmentation has become a common element in stream restoration. Given the frequency and intensity of instream large wood restoration efforts in California over the last several decades, restoration practitioners and agencies alike have learned a great deal about the success and applicability (or lack thereof) of a wide variety of large wood implementation methods.  In order to help improve the efficacy of these types of projects, and to help identify when and where specific application of these methods may be the most appropriate, it is important for restoration practitioners to communicate their lessons learned and experiences with one another. This workshop will focus on presenting several instream large wood implementation methods and techniques, followed by a discussion of where and when it is best to apply specific methods.

Large Woods Relation to Process Based Restoration in Heavily Logged Watersheds, Thomas H. Leroy, Pacific Watershed Associates
Go Big or Go Home - The Use of Large Wood in Stream Habitat Restoration, Kristine Davis Pepper, PE, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
An Approach to Assessing Risk of Large Wood Projects, Rachel Shea, PE, Michael Love & Associates, Inc.
Going Big with Large Wood Structures in Low Gradient Alluvial Valleys: design approaches and lessons learned from the Ten Mile River projects, Luke Walton, Prunuske Chatham, Inc. 
How Big Can You Go with Your LWD Structure Before You Start Breaking Things? An Analysis of Structure Layout and Material Properties Comprising Simple LWD Structures, Rachel Shea, PE, Michael Love & Associates, Inc.
Designing & Implementing Non-Engineered Large Wood Projects with the CCC, Marisa McGrew, Eel River Watershed Improvement Group
Show & Tell of CCC Tools, Brian Starks, California Conservation Corp. 
How Trees and Other Plants have Shaped the Geomorphology of Rivers, Michael Pollock, PhD, NOAA Fisheries