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Streambank Workshop Planned for March 30 & 31

Before and after images of a streambank project using willows to hold banks together.
Before and after images of a streambank project using willows to hold banks together.

March 1, 2016 Update:  Registration for the Streambank Workshop has reached the enrollment cap.  No further registrations will be accepted.  Payment for all currently registered attendees must be received by March 23rd.  

Have you ever wondered how mother nature keeps her streambanks together?  Do you want to learn how and get your hand involved in helping her out on a local waterway?  Then mark your calendar for the Streambank Restoration Workshop planned for March 30 and 31 in Ennis.

The goal of this workshop is to provide attendees a working understanding of how streams interact with their banks, why projects succeed and/or fail, and the bioengineered design and installation approach used at an example stabilization project. The intended audience for this workshop is landowners, contractors/consultants, Conservation District Supervisors, and agency personnel with direct permitting or project management authority.
The workshop will be lead by Jo Christensen (USFS) and will consist of a half-day classroom session the morning of March 30th. A field session will commence the afternoon of the 30th and will proceed all day on the 31st. This instruction at the project site will explain site specific considerations and hands-on, step-by-step instruction on how to properly install a bioengineered streambank revegetation or stabilization project. This workshop is being funded by NorthWestern Energy and Montana DEQ. Additional support has been provided by USFS, Confluence Consulting, and Madison River Foundation.

  • March 30: 8:30 AM—Noon; Classroom Session at First Madison Valley Bank—Ennis
  • March 30: 1:30-4:30; Half Day Field Session at the Project Site
  • March 31: 8:30 AM—4:30; PM Full Day Field Session at the Project Site

Registration is $20 and includes breakfasts and lunches. Register now to reserve your spot- enrollment will be limited to 40 participants.

Contact Sunni with any questions or for additional info- 682-3181 or  Payment must be received by March 23rd.

All registrants will be required to sign liability release forms and attend both days of the workshop. Receipts for payment will be available at the workshop. Workshop will proceed regardless of weather.




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