Spring & Fall 2019 Workshops

NCD LEVEL 1 – Geomorphic Processes of Natural Channels in the Arid Southwest: April 2-5, 2019, Flagstaff, Az.

NCD will be hosting our Level I workshop “Geomorphic Processes of Natural Channels in the Arid Southwest” on April 2 – 5 here in Flagstaff Az. This is an introductory workshop which focuses on providing information on how to recognize important stream features, how to conduct field measurement and analysis of basic stream dimensions as well as analysis of stability and stream function. We will focus on how to use the Rosgen Stream Classification system and how to use regional curves. If you work in riparian or stream habitats, aquatic ecology or water quality, or do work in watersheds that may affect downstream systems, then the information provided will help you collect, analyze and interpret meaningful stream morphology data that provides insight into stream physical and ecological stability and function.

This is a four-day workshop that will be held the week of April 1st  and be presented in Flagstaff, Az. We will utilize local streams for our field work. Participants should come prepared to be outside and working in streams for an extended period of time. If you or your group have specific topics you would like to see covered in the course material, please give us a call and we will try to work it in.

Cost for this workshop is $1000/participant and includes a copy of the Applied River Morphology textbook by Dave Rosgen, transportation to field sites and lunch on field days. This workshop is limited to 20 participants, please fill out and return the registration form below or contact Cathy at cathy@naturalchanneldesign.com or call 928-774-2336.


NCD LEVEL 2 – Inventory and Assessment of Stream Channels in the Arid Southwest: October, 14-18, 2019, Flagstaff, Az.

NCD will be hosting our Level 2 workshop “Inventory and Assessment of Stream Channels in the Arid Southwest” during the week of October 14 – 18, 2019 here in Flagstaff Az.

A 5-day workshop designed to introduce participants to practical field protocols for inventory, assessment, and monitoring physical characteristics of stream channels. Participants should have previously attended NCD Level I or Wildland Hydrology Level I & II Courses. This workshop includes classroom lecture and hands-on filed experience.

Topics include:

  • The use of the David Rosgen’s Natural Channel Classification System
  • Field techniques for channel classification surveys
  • How to recognize and measure channel stability parameters
  • Stream assessment methodologies
  • Use of the BANCS and BEHI models to quantify streambank sediment production
  • Methods for determining stream competence and an introduction to stream sediment transport capacity
  • Field techniques for channel assessments (Pfankuch, SVAP, Vegetation Zones)
  • Objectives and field techniques for monitoring

Cost: $1,100/participant.  Transportation  to field sites will be provided. Space is limited to 20 participants so please RSVP Cathy using the form below or at cathy@naturalchanneldesign.com or call 928-774-2336.


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