Webinars & Workshops

Sediment Reduction: Correlating BMP Installation with Ecological Improvement in the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding requires recipients to track progress. In the nonpoint section two pollutants are being tracked: Sediment and Phosphorus. Monitoring each BMP installation is too expensive and requires long time periods to be scientifically accurate. The alternative is to calculate surrogates to direct measurements. The problem with surrogates is there are no standard protocols and sometimes no protocols at all. This training discussion session is to delve into alternative methodologies to estimate sediment reductions for BMP installations.

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Short Course: Managing and Understanding Sediments in Your Watershed

This workshop was created for professionals responsible for managing sediment in rivers and watersheds. Sediment is a leading source of pollution to our waterways, impacting water quality, aquatic habitat, recreational opportunities and aesthetic conditions. You will learn about where sediment comes from, the impact it has on aquatic resources, and methods and tools for assessing, monitoring, and managing sediment in your river system.

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Interpreting the Sedimentary Record: Theory and Field Methods

This week-long, advanced course on sedimentation in the Great Lakes basin was created for professionals responsible for managing sediment in rivers and watersheds. Sediment is a leading source of pollution to our waterways, impacting water quality, aquatic habitat, recreational opportunities and aesthetic conditions. You will learn about the different types of sediment and how to identify and interpret them in the field, sediment dating and sampling methods, and the use of vegetation and other field tools to glean information about managing sediment in your river system.

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Volunteer Sediment Monitoring Workshop

Sediment is a leading source of pollution to our waterways, impacting water quality, aquatic habitat, recreational opportunities and aesthetic conditions. This two-day workshop is suitable for professionals responsible for managing sediment in rivers and watersheds as well as for volunteer organizations who have an interest in monitoring sediment in their adopted streams. The workshop will include a mix of classroom and field sessions. You will learn about sediment and river features, how to monitor changes in a river channel over time through basic surveying and pebble counts, and how to map and document your observations for later analysis.

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