Natural channel design principles are utilized in this “hands-on” course that provides training in river restoration, stabilization, and aquatic habitat enhancement. The complexities involved in natural channel processes require detailed study and a working knowledge of the principles applied in river design; thus the three prerequisite courses help prepare the participants for this advanced river design course. The course includes the following:
Procedural guidelines and methods are provided to assist in river designs utilizing the natural channel design approach. Participants will evaluate existing and proposed restoration projects and will observe the on-site implementation of a natural channel design.