Conference Presentations

Thank you to the generous support of the speakers at this year’s EcoStream Conference.  Below are pdf versions of their presentations (ordered by appearance in the Agenda):

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

General Session

Conference Welcome – Barbara Doll, Extension Assistant Professor, NC State University, and Extension Specialist, NC Sea Grant
Three Decades of Stream Restoration: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges – Dave Rosgen, Wildlands Hydrology Consultants
Ten-Year Anniversary of the Mitigation Rule: Changing Policies, Perceptions and the Path Forward – Palmer Hough, US EPA
Community Catch-22 – Inspiring Involvement – Eve Brantley, Alabama Cooperative Extension & Auburn University
Hurricane Harvey – What Have We Learned? – Lee Forbes, SWCA Environmental Consultants
Addressing Flooding and Extreme Weather with Restoration Efforts – Brian Bledsoe, University of Georgia
Resilient by Design – Charles “Chuck” Flink

Concurrent Session 1

(1) Fish Passage Analysis at Highway Culverts – Elizabeth Kanner
(2) Dam Removal and River Restoration: Milburnie Dam on the Neuse River in Raleigh, NC – Wes Newell
(3) Hoosier Dam Removal Project: Restoring Habitat for the Endangered Cape Fear Shiner – John Hutton
(4) Densons Creek Habitat Restoration Through Barrier Removal – Greg Jennings
(5) Milburnie Dam and the Future of Mitigation Through Dam Removal – George Howard
(6) Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance: Monitoring and Analysis in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina – Simon Gregg
(7) Stream Restoration as a Cost-Effective Technique to Meet TMDL Water Quality Goals – Kevin Nunnery
(8) Developing the First Nutrient Bank Through Stream Restoration in Virginia – Kip Mumaw & Chris Tomsic
(9) Comparing Water Quality Functional Uplift Outcomes from Common Models and Direct Measurement Using the NC Stream Function Quantification Tool – Lin Xu & Greg Melia
(10) Comparing Reach Scale Nitrate Removal of Instream Restoration Techniques – Erich Hester
(11) Naturalizing Performance Standards for Urban Channel “Restoration” – David Bidelspach
(12) Navigating to Flexible Projects: Making Implementation of Design Build Stream Restoration in North Carolina a Reality for Publicly Funded Projects – Ian Jewell
(13) Making Stream Restoration More Sustainable – Robert Hawley
(14) Less is More: Sustainable Strategies for Stream Restoration Design and Construction – Amy Reed and Colin McGill
(15) Iowa River Restoration Toolbox: A Collaborative Approach to Develop Tools to Protect and Enhance Streams for Iowa – George Athanasakes

Concurrent Session 2

(16) Final Update of Seeding of Benthic Macroinvertebrates by Use of HabiTubes as a Habitat Restoraiton Technique – James Barber & Peter Schneider
(17) Correlating Species Diversity, Species Traits and Stream Habitat Quality to Better Inform Restoration Practices – Anthony Roux
(18) Urban Bioassessments Indicate Increased Benthic Tolerance – Chris Ruck
(19) Urban Stream Mitigation: Negotiations, Daylighting, Bridges and Bugs – Ward Marotti & Jay Squires
(20) The Self-Recovery of Stream Channel Stability in Urban Watersheds Due to BMP Implementation, Carroll County, MD – Lisa Fraley-McNeal & Byron Madigan
(21) Process-based Modeling and Measurement of Streambank Retreat in a NC Piedmont Stream – Periann Russell
(22) TMDL Reduction Credit for Stream Restoration – Case Studies and Comparison of Several Methods – Bryan Dick & Ilona Peszlen
(23) App for that? Of course! Bank Erosion Hazard Index (BEHI) and Near Bank Stress (NBS) Analysis Field Data Collection Using Mobile Operation Systems – Josh DeMaury
(24) Climate Change Implications for Stream Restoration: Learning from the Past to Prepare for the Future Joel Nipper, CMSWS, Ken Kunkel, NOAA, Sandra Clinton, UNC-Charlotte, Will Wilhelm, Kimley-Horne and Associates, and Greg Jennings, Jennings Environmental

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Concurrent Session 3

(25) Get the Rock Out – Kevin Nunnery
(26) Assessing Large Woody Debris to Improve Stream Projects – Thomas Barrett
(27) What is Stream Restoration Vegetation Success? It Depends. – Meghan Fellows
(28) Incorporating Wood in Urban Systems – Mike Adams
(29) Why Greensboro’s Stream Banks Have “Grown Up”? The Development of Riparian Stream Buffers in Greensboro, NC – David Phlegar
(30) Stream Mitigation Design and Construction for an Over-Widened Bedrock Channel – Ken Barry, Michael Pannell, & Brent Wood
(31) A Decade of Lessons Learned and Applied Using Adaptive Management and Design – South Buffalo Creek Restoration Initiative – Jennifer Murphy & Jeremy McCall
(32) Restoring Hunnicutt Creek: Results and Perspectives from a University Campus Restoration Project – Calvin Sawyer
(33) Moore Money, Moore Problems: Fluidly Transitioning Phases of the Moores Creek Watershed Restoration Project – Alex James
(34) Reedy Creek Stream Restoration Project: Applying Design-Build Methodologies for Stream Restoration in a Headwater Watershed – William Harris & Emily Reinicker
(35) Making the Connection: Linking Urban Streams and People – Case Studies in Urban Stream Restoration and Greenway Projects in Charlotte, NC – Will Wilhelm & Brian Sikes
(36) When Manholes Go Missing: Stream Solutions for Municipal Sanitary Systems – Tim Schueler
(37) Effective Stream Restoration Construction Management within Piscataway Creek – Paul Le Bel
(38) Using Stream Enhancement in Urban Settings to Protect Valuable Infrastructure and Prevent Potential Water Quality Impacts from Infrastructure Failure – Daren Pait & Jason Diaz
(39) Watershed BMPs Reestablish Downstream Baseflows and Attenuate Peak Flows to Improve Stream Integrity – Nora Korth & Kurt Cooper

Concurrent Session 4

(40) Benthic Invertebrates as an Indicator of Stream Restoration Success in the Coastal Plains – Andy Dortch & Dave Penrose
(41) Stream Restoration and Fish Habitat Banking In Canada – Brad Fairley
(42) Habitat Use Preference of Trout in Hatchery Creek: Kentucky’s First Sustainable Trout Fishery – Brady McPherson
(43) Combining Species Distribution Models and High-Resolution Habitat Mapping to Prioritize Restoration for an Endemic Fish – Joseph Famularo
(44) Stream Restoration on Mining Impacted Watersheds, West Virginia – Timothy Denicola
(45) No Net Loss in the Army Corps Savannah District – Katie Hill
(46) Learning from Restoration Mistakes is the Key to Restoration Success – Jessica East
(47) A Maturing In-Lieu-Fee Program’s Role in Design and Construction of Restoration Projects – Jessie Boles
(48) 15 Years of Challenges, Failures, Successes and Future Hope for 3D Natural Channel Design – David Bidelspach & Brad Fairley
(49) Designs that Drive the Success of Stream Mitigation Banks – Nathan Ober
(50) From the Cloud to the Stream…of Decision-Support: Taking GIS Beyond the Map – Scott Gregory
(51) Using Aerial LiDAR to Assess Stream Restoration Project Sites – Marla Denicola

Concurrent Session 5

(52) Determining the Likelihood of Detecting Change in Water Quality Resulting from Stream Restoration Practices Over Mitigation Time Frames – Gregory Melia & Casey Haywood
(53) Tools for Better, Faster, Cheaper Restoration Planning – Campbell McNutt
(54) Triassic Lowlands, a Unique Region in the Piedmont: Implications for Stream Restoration, Bioassessment and Stormwater Management – LeAnne Astin
(55) Above and Beyond – Quantifying Exceptional Watershed Management Strategies – Hunter Freeman
(56) Reap What You Sow: Cultivating a Mitigation Site and Delivering it Through Project Implementation – Chris Roessler
(57) From Buyout to Restoration: The Chantilly Ecological Sanctuary at Briar Creek – Aaron Earley & Crystal Goode
(58) Getting Our Feet Wet at Every Stage: Optimizing the Restoration of Urban Streams – Kelly Mattfield
(59) Conservation Projects in the Ivy River Watershed – Jessica Hocz
(60) Benefits of 2D Modeling for Proposed Bank Stabilization – Jake Maschoff & Stephanie Roberts-Bowman
(61) 2D Hydraulic Modeling, Steering Stream Restoration Design – Matthew Gramza
(62) Using 2D Hydraulic and Sediment Transport Modeling to Evaluate Species-Focused Restoration – Robert Stewart
(63) Spivey Mill Dam – Incorporating Sediment Analysis with 2D Hydraulic Modeling to Predict Potential Dam Removal Outcomes – Kyle Greene

Concurrent Session 6

(64) Challenges of Swimming with the Fishes or Loving Your Stream To Death! – Wendi Hartup
(65) Experiential Learning in Lilly Branch – Jon Calabria
(66) Setting the Stage – David Woodie
(67) Successful Smaller Projects – Backyard Stream Repair – Mitch Woodward
(68) Connecting Science and Policy using the Stream Quantification Tool – Will Harman, Stream Mechanics; Paxton Ramsdell, Environmental Defense Fund; Sara Donatich, NC State University; Vena Jones, Tennessee DEC; Eric Somerville, US EPA
(69) The North American Beaver and Stream Restoration – Don’t Believe Everything you Think – Scott McGill
(70) 2D Modeling and Design for Resilience and Sustainability – Arthur Parola
(71) To Beaver, or Not To Beaver – Josh Gilman
(72) Challenges & Alternatives to Traditional Wetland Mitigation in an Urban Environment: The Charlotte Case Study – Erin Shanaberger

Closing General Session

(73) Effective Project Management for Ecosystem Restoration – Will Wilhelm, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.; Anita Goetz, US Fish & Wildlife Service; Shawn Wilkerson, Wildlands Engineering, Inc.; Alan Walker, USDA-NRCS; Will Harman, Stream Mechanics