Integrating geomorphic context into river restoration and management
that’s the fun stuff
Professional efforts to restore and manage streams are commonly founded on cookbook methodologies that have gained popularity in recent years. My interest is much less regimented. My goal is to understand how physical setting, climate, and human influences combine to drive stream evolution. With that stream-specific story in hand, I work with amazing creative and interdisciplinary scientists to develop sound approaches to optimizing the ecological integrity and resilience of any given impacted stream corridor. Sometimes the healing trajectory is on its way and we should back off, other times we can intercept downward trends or accelerate/enhance natural recovery. I’ve worked on hundreds of streams since I started this work in 1988 and every single one has its own story. Investigating stream history, condition, and trajectory is my passion.