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Stream Smart Road Crossing Field Survey and Assessment Two-Day Workshop


with Sarah Haggerty

Calendar Next session starts Nov 13, 2019 at 8:30 am

Course Location: North Dining Hall A at the University of Maine Farmington

Overview: This two-day, hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to stream survey techniques and concepts associated with ecologically sound stream crossings.  Day One will include field training on information to collect and how to collect it, and Day Two will consist of class time on field data analysis and tools to develop initial designs for ecologically sound stream crossings.

Learning Objectives:  

At the end of this course, participants will understand how to:

  1. Utilize stream survey tools and techniques including longitudinal profiles, cross sections and bed characterization
  2. Identify and evaluate specific conditions at stream crossing sites
  3. Collect and analyze data from stream crossing sites
  4. Develop recommendations for properly sized and installed structures


NOTE: Stream Smart (Phase II) is intended to provide information that will enable participants to gather and analyze field data relative to ecological objectives (i.e. fish passage and connected stream processes) when designing replacement structures at stream crossings. This information is in addition to and does not replace other elements of design relative to the hydraulic capacity and structural integrity of the stream crossing.

Target Audience:     
It is expected that workshop participants have some stream survey experience and work directly on road projects as forestry managers, municipal public works managers, civil engineers, surveyors, and natural resource agency staff.

It is recommended that participants bring to the workshop:

  • a general understanding of the Principles of Stream Smart Road Crossings (Phase I) (recommended but not required)        
  • familiarity with field survey techniques, especially auto level or total station survey techniques (required)
  • a basic understanding of  stream assessment techniques           
  • field-appropriate clothing including knee-high waterproof boots, or hip boots if available for field assessments on Day 1        
  • a laptop with Microsoft Excel 2010 or later version installed for data analysis on Day 2 

Class Schedule:         
8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily (registration begins at 8:30)                                  

Course Location:      
October 15-16:  Baxter State Park Headquarters, 64 Balsam Drive, Millinocket, ME 04462

$70 per person for two-day training (lunch is provided both days)                                                                                    

Workshop attendees may be eligible for Forestry Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), DEP Voluntary Contractor Certification CEUs, and Engineering CEUs.

Please note, this is a two-day workshop and you will be responsible for your own accommodations.  Attendance on both days is required.

Space is limited for these two-day workshops, we will only be accepting registrations for up to 35 attendees.  There will be a waiting list established once that limit is reached, and in the event of a registrant cancelling, members of the waiting list will be contacted in the order in which they were listed.

For more Stream Smart information, copies of presentations and handouts go to:

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