Stream Corridor Restoration Workgroup
This section is under development and review by the NRCS Stream Corridor Team Workgroup. Purpose is to provide an easy to access repository of technical training and design resources for NRCS employees.
NRCS Stream Corridor Team Workgroup co-chairs are Kathryn Boyer, Fisheries Biologist, WNTSC, Portland, OR and Jon Fripp, Stream Mechanics Engineer, NDCSMC, Fort Worth, TX.
NRCS Policy and Guidance Documents
The following is a list of NRCS handbooks and guidance documents which are applicable to stream corridor restoration.
The following federal agency links may provide information useful for stream corridor restoration.
The following NRCS fact sheets, technical notes, and publications may be useful in stream corridor restoration.
The following documents require Adobe Acrobat.
Technical Note 4 - Understanding Fluvial Systems: Wetlands, Streams, and Flood Plains (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Stream Visual Assessment Protocol Version 2 (SVAP2) (PDF; 7.0 MB)
A Guide for Planning Riparian Treatments in New Mexico (PDF; 8.0 MB)
Streambank Soil Bioengineering Field Guide for Low Precipitation Areas (PDF; 6.5 MB)
Guidelines for Planning Riparian Restoration in the Southwest (PDF; 546 KB)
Technical Note 39 - Waterjet Stinger (PDF; 699 KB)
Riparian/Wetland Project Note 22 - How to Manipulate Water in a New, Restored, or Enhanced Wetland to Encourage Wetland Plant Establishment (PDF; 230 KB)
Riparian/Wetland Project Note 14 - Harvesting, Propagating, and Planting Wetland Plants (PDF; 317 KB)
This table provides photographs and concept designs of treatment practices that are applicable to stream corridor restoration and/or stabilization.
The following is a partial list of known NRCS workshops related to stream corridor restoration.
Streambank Stabilization Workshop
Description: Presentation of a variety of bank and grade stabilization techniques used in stream stabilization. Training is focused on technical design and construction issues. Students will develop concept designs in the field.
Date: May 11 - 13, 2010
Location: Salina, Kansas
Technical POC: Jon Fripp, Ben Doerge
Streambank Restoration Planning and Design Workshop
Description: The focus of this workshop is on practical approaches to stream stabilization work as done by NRCS. The goal is to present a variety of bank and grade stabilization planning techniques to identify conditions where various approaches, tools, and techniques are most applicable, as well as their limitations, for design in stream stabilization and restoration. The workshop will include classroom training, field visits, a site design charrette, and a field trip to existing stream restoration projects.
Date: March 23 - 25, 2010
Location: Christiansburg, Virginia
Technical POC: Jon Fripp, Kerry Robinson
The following Excel spreadsheets contain equations that are presented in sections of NEH 654. These spreadsheet tools are used in some of the training workshops and classes. The names of each spreadsheet tool refer to the chapter or section of NEH 654 where the equations are presented and described. Users are encouraged to carefully read each section pertaining to the spreadsheet in question. Please read the notes and comments on the cover page for each spreadsheet. It is important for users to recognize that each Excel spreadsheet tool has specific uses and limits of applicability. The user assumes responsibility for the selection and application of these tools. The user should also check all of the computed results for reasonableness and accuracy.
The following documents require Microsoft Excel.
NEH654-CH5-Log-PearsonIII_Flood-Frequency_Computations-vs031606.xls (XLS; 1.13 MB)
NEH654-CH10-STREAMtools-Contrasting_Channels_vs4-0.xls (XLS; 1.65 MB)
NEH654-CH10-STREAMtools-Meander_Pattern_vs4-1.xls (XLS; 199 KB)
NEH654-CH10-STREAMtools-Reference_Reach_Survey_vs4-1_L.xls (XLS; 2.77 MB)
NEH654-CH10-STREAMtools-Regime_Equations_vs4-0.xls (XLS; 139 KB)
NEH654-CH10-STREAMtools-Sediment_Equations_vs4-0.xls (XLS; 139 KB)
NEH654-CH10-STREAMtools-Two-Stage_X-Section_Plots_vs4-0.xls (XLS; 1.34 MB)
NEH654-CH13-Armor_Layer-vs031606.xls (XLS; 71 KB)
NEH654-CH13-Equilibrium_Slope_MPM-vs031606.xls (XLS; 77 KB)
NEH654-CH13-Pebble_Count_Calculator-vs031606.xls (XLS; 85 KB)
NEH654-CH13-Standard_Infinite_Slope-vs031606.xls (XLS; 78 KB)
NEH654-CH14-Gabion_Wall_Stability-vs031606.xls (XLS; 123 KB)
NEH654-CH14-Rock_Chute-vs031606.xls (XLS; 464 KB)
NEH654-CH14-Root_Wad_Calculator_vs071802.xls (XLS; 210 KB)
NEH654-CH14-Soil_Anchor_Calculator-vs031606.xls (XLS; 82 KB)
NEH654-CH14-Stone_Sizing-vs031606.xls (XLS; 397 KB)
NEH654-CH14-Use-of-Articulating-Concrete-Block-vs031606.xls (XLS; 77 KB)