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Tuesday, May 28

9:00 am  Registration and Exhibitor Set Up

1:00 – 5:00 pm   Pre-Conference Workshops

WORKSHOP 1.  Riparian Vegetation: Putting the ‘Green’ into Streambank Stabilization.
–Coordinators: Kevin Wagner, Texas Water Resources Institute, Gina Levesque, Oklahoma Conservation Commission, and Sharla Lovern, Oklahoma State University

WORKSHOP 2.  Low Impact Development: Research, Design and Applications.
–Coordinator: Aiza Jose, Brown and Gay Engineers, Inc.

WORKSHOP 3.  Restoring Urban Stream Function: Balancing Flood Control, Ecosystems, Water Quality and Recreation.
–Coordinators: Bruce Cole, River Specialists, LLC  and Dr. Troy Dorman, Tetra Tech, Inc.


Wednesday, May 29

8:30 -11:30 am General Session: Status of Stream and Watershed Management in the Southwest

8:30 am
Welcome and Introduction
–Michael “Squeak” Smith, Resource Institute and Greg Jennings
Jennings’ presentation 

8:50 am
Watershed Initiatives at SARA
–Suzanne Scott, San Antonio River Authority

9:10 am
Consideration of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Outdoor Recreation, and Community Stewardship Objectives in Stream Restoration (abstract)
–Timothy Birdsong, Texas Parks and Wildlife
 Birdsong’s presentation

9:30 am
Sustainable Stream Management (in the City of Austin) (abstract)
–Morgan Byars, City of Austin
Byar’s presentation 

9:50 am  Break 

10:10 am
Partnerships for Restoration in the Illinois River Watershed (abstract)
–Shanon Phillips, Director of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission Water Quality Division
Phillips’ presentation 

10:30 am
Stream Restoration in the Arid Southwest: Development of Regional Bankfull Relationships (abstract)
–Allen Haden, Natural Channel Design, Inc.
Haden’s presentation 

10:50 am
Southwest Watershed Restoration (abstract)
–Bruce Cole, River Specialists LLC
Cole’s presentation 

11:10 am  Questions, Answers and Discussion

11:30 am  Lunch

1:00 – 5:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions
5:30 pm Evening Reception

Bonus – Screening of the Short Documentary
Confluence: The Big Bend Reach of the Rio Grande (click to view YouTube preview).
Produced by Boot Cut Films and The Rio Grande Research Center at Sul Ross State University 


Thursday, May 30

8:00 – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions
1:30 – 4:00 pm
General Session:  Future Directions in Stream Restoration

1:30 pm
A Community-Based Approach to Stream Restoration in Texas (abstract)
Gary GarrettTexas Parks & Wildlife Department
Garrett’s presentation 

2:00 pm
Framework for Success in Planning, Assessment and Implementation (abstract)
–Will Harman, Stream Mechanics, Inc.
Harman’s presentation 

2:45 pm
River Restoration:  48 Years of Lessons Learned
–Dave Rosgen, Wildland Hydrology, Inc.

4:00 pm
–Cash Door Prize and Conference Adjourns