NANFA-L-- Stream and Dam Removal Workshops

Crail, Todd (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Sat, 12 Aug 2006 09:48:47 -0400

Hi Gang,

I think I'm going to begin posting upcoming WOTS courses (Water Operations
Technical Support) because many of them are free, they're a fantastic crash
course in stream stabilization / rehabilitation / restoration (is there such a
thing?), and they're all over the place. If you can spare a couple days and
some travel, and you're working with aquatic systems, or are just interested,
you can't beat these classes. They're put on a by a special part of the Army
Corp (the new Corp, not the Dam Corp ;) that operates out of many of the
regional offices, and head up by one heckuva character named David Derrick,
who works out of Vicksburg with some of our NANFA people when he's actually

Anyway, all needn't be dread and despair when thinking of streams. Even some
engineers are starting to try and figure this mess out! :)

Free course in Cleveland Aug 28-30:

Free course in Oakland Sep 12-14:

Free course in Omaha Sept 26-28:

A pay-for course on Dam Removal. Try and find the money if you're working on
any kind of dam decomissioning, or plan to... This one is sweet! I wish I
wasn't writing this semester:

A lot of these pay-for courses are such because they're issuing continuing
education credits to engineers, and they have budgets to do so (so why go
looking for money right?). Maybe if we begin to get some biologists attending
at least the free courses, we can start working trying to justify a different
type of schema that will focus on biologists, since we're in a _completely_
different financial world as the engineers.

The Muddy Maumee Madness, Toledo, OH
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