Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference
Northeast Region


MASRC title graphicThank you for your abstract submissions!

You can find abstracts for Sessions A through F here, and for Session G and H here.

Also, go to the Agenda page, where you can also link to them.

The 5th Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference will provide an opportunity for individuals involved with streams to share ideas and lessons learned in stream restoration planning, assessment, design, construction, and evaluation and other topical stream issues. The conference includes presentations, discussions, exhibits, pre-conference workshops, and tours of local ecosystem restoration projects. Scientists and practitioners are encouraged to share experiences, network with colleagues, and become involved in shaping the future of stream restoration in the Mid-Atlantic. You can begin by submitting your abstract and/or poster and registering for the conference. Please submit abstracts to masrc11@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Abstracts are being sought for oral presentations and posters focused in three main topic areas of stream restoration: Engineering, Science, and Technology. To be considered for placement in the program, please go to the link given below to connect to the abstract submission form. ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL ON OR BEFORE May 31, 2011. If your abstract is accepted, it will be published in the Conference Proceedings. The list of topics provided below represents topics likely to be used to organized sessions in the final conference program. If the subject you wish to address is not listed, please submit your abstract and/or poster proposal using the "Miscellaneous" category. Provided your presentation meets the selection criteria, we will do our best to include you in the program.

Abstract submission form

Conference Topics of Interest
1. Stream Impacts
Energy development
Housing and commercial development
Natural resource extraction

2. Headwater Streams
Loss of headwater streams
Water quality impacts
Case studies
Programs to protect headwater streams
Importance of headwater streams

3. Innovative restoration design tools, methods and adaptations
Unexpected construction issues
Use of materials
Dealing with constraints
Stream system-wide restoration approaches
In-stream structure modifications
Field modifications during and after construction

4. Watershed scale planning and restoration
Monitoring for planning and restoration
Stormwater management
Watershed assessments
Economic and political constraints

5. Communities and streams
Watershed associations
Case studies
Community education and outreach programs
Water ways and green ways
Heritage trails

6. Functional Stream Assessment and Restoration
Functional stream assessment methods
Functional response to restoration
Hydraulic and hydrologic functions
Connectivity, laterally and longitudinally
Physiochemical and nutrient processes
Sediment processes

7. Aquatic Species Habitat Restoration
Improving aquatic habitat as a primary goal
Targeted aquatic species habitat
Hydraulic adjustments to improve habitats
In-stream flow
Barrier removal
Fish ways

8. Monitoring
Operation and maintenance plans
Case studies


Last updated: September 12, 2011