Who should attend this course: Anyone who wants to undertake assessments of geomorphic river condition and recovery potential or uses this information in the workplace for prioritisation.
Duration: 3 days, 8:30am-5:00pm
Location: Wollombi Brook (Lower Hunter catchment) and Williams River (eastern Hunter catchment). Field and office-based.
Prerequisite: Completion of the 5-day River Styles® Short Course.
Aims of the course: Demonstration and application of Stages 2 and 3 of the River Styles® framework.
Cost: Upon request
Course numbers: A minimum of 20 participants and a maximum of 25 is required for the course to run.
Day 1Introduction and refresher of Stage 1 of the River Styles® framework
Procedures for assessing geomorphic river condition and recovery potential
Field visits in Wollombi (4 sites) to a range of rivers at different stages of condition. Teaching how to undertake a river condition assessment.
Discussion/overview session at venue.
Developing desirability criteria for assessment of river condition.
Testing and undertaking a river condition assessment in the Williams catchment (4 field sites).
Discussion/overview session at venue and completion of condition assessment for marking.
Using condition and recovery to prioritise and develop management strategies.
Undertaking analyses of river evolution.
Work through analysis of river recovery potential and construction of river recovery diagrams for the Williams system.
Work through target conditions and prioritisation for the Williams system.
Group presentations on results.
Group discussion – comparison and priorities of Wollombi vs Williams and use of information in management practice.
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