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October 2019 Presentation: Sandy River Log Jams
October 30, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pmFree
DATE: Wednesday, October 30th
PLACE: Hawthorne Lucky Lab Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd
TIME: 11:30 a.m. Networking, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
TOPIC: Sandy River Log Jams
SPEAKER: Rowyn Cooper-Caroselli, Wolf Water Resources
Rowyn will be presenting on the sandy river log jams project constructed during the summers of 2017 and 2018 in collaboration with Natural Systems Design, Biohabitats, and the Portland Water Bureau. The project posed critical design challenges including optimization of site selection, balancing rigorous criteria-based objectives with the uncertainty of habitat forming processes in a dynamic river system, and minimizing impacts to surrounding functional ecosystems. Additional challenges emerged at time of construction including working under fire season restrictions, managing helicopter wood loading during peak recreational usage of the park, and managing inflows in the project site from the Sandy River’s fluvial aquifer. We’re excited to share how we worked through these challenges and answer any other questions you may have about the project.