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Chesapeake Bay Field Office Stream Staff Presents Innovative Techniques at the Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference
Northeast Region, November 3, 2009
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The theme of the 5th Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference held Nov. 3-5, 2009 in Morgantown, West Virginia explored the benefits of stream restoration. In addition to presenting at the conference, Chesapeake Bay Field office Stream restoration staff (Richard Starr) also sat on the steering committee.


The conference attracted over 250 stream restoration practitioners, researchers, fisheries biologists, economists and social economists to explore stream restoration techniques and their social, economic and environmental benefits. Chesapeake Bay field biologist Mark Secrist presented Innovative Headcut Stabilization Procedure, a procedure that initiates stream self-recovery on a watershed basis.  The procedure is currently being applied to a sub-watershed of the South River.


A new and exciting pre-conference session, organized by the Chesapeake Bay Field Office, brought together research professional and parishioners of stream restoration and fluvial geomorphology, groups often with differing opinions on the use of techniques. The work group identified areas of agreement, advance science of restoration, experiences and data, areas where differences exist, and what is needed to resolve differences.


Participation at the conference is just one way the Chesapeake Bay Field Office promotes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's priority of working with others to promote landscape conservation The Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference, held every 2 years, was sponsored by The Canaan Valley Institute


For more information contact:

Rich Starr



Contact Info: Kathryn Reshetiloff, 410-573-4582, kathryn_reshetiloff@fws.gov
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