Professionally practicing Civil Engineers and Earth Scientists engage in stream restoration actions in order to enhance freshwater habitats for salmon, trout, and a variety of other species. There is a wealth of procedures and standards available to help practitioners develop design plans. However, there is a lack of specific guidelines to help identify stream reconstruction details that will give the overall effort a greater likelihood of meeting performance expectations and criteria after the project has been constructed. Our work will help fill this gap by using physical experiments to develop specific guidelines on how to design stream segments commonly used by salmon and trout for egg nest building, and rearing of young.
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Geography / Geology / Earth science
University of British Columbia
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