2007 Fish Passage Design & Engineering Field School
Salmonid Restoration Federation, the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and the Fishery Network of Central California Coastal Counties (FishNet 4C) offered two intensive workshops for engineers, hydrologists, biologists, and environmental planners, and other staff who are involved in the design and implementation of fish passage projects.
Each workshop covered the design and implementation process, including biological considerations, site surveys and geomorphic assessment, state and federal fish passage design guidance, stream simulation design, grade control techniques, retrofitting existing crossings, contracting and implementation, monitoring and adaptation. Instructors included Mike Love, Ross Taylor, and Ken Kozmo Bates. In addition, CDFW staff provided instruction on the CDFW/NOAA design standards, and local county staff were available to present case studies. The workshops included two days in the classroom, comprised of presentations, group exercises and local case studies and a third day featured field visits to local projects, and a specialized half-day workshop targeted specifically for engineers to explore in more detail the calculations used to develop successful designs.