Stream Restoration Specialists Gather to Focus on Geomorphology Best Practices

The fluvial ecosystem restoration and environmental science group recently hosted an introduction to stream geomorphology workshop at the Laurel Ridge Camp Conference and Retreat Center in Laurel Springs, North Carolina.

Twenty employees from five offices took part in the three-day event, which took the classroom activities into the field. “The retreat was unique in that we’re a burgeoning new industry,” Group Manager Bryan Dick said. “Getting all of these people from different offices together and getting everybody on the same page as far as standard practices and approaches was the goal, but solidifying the team was probably the number one benefit.”

The group visited projects at Big Sandy Creek and the West Prong of the Roaring Fork in Stone Mountain State Park. The retreat was the first of it’s kind and gave the group a chance to apply best practices in the field.