2017 & 2018 Rosgen Short Courses

Dave Rosgen is a Professional Hydrologist and Geomorphologist with field experience in river work spanning 49 years, 20 of which were with the U.S. Forest Service.  He has designed and implemented over 70 large-scale river restoration projects. He developed a stream classification system, the BANCS streambank erosion model, the FLOWSED/POWERSED sediment transport models, the WARSSS methodology for cumulative watershed assessment, and a geomorphologic approach to Natural Channel Design restoration methodology.  He utilizes his extensive experience to conduct short courses in watershed management, river morphology, restoration, and wildland hydrology applications. In addition, Rosgen is the author of Applied River Morphology and Watershed Assessment of River Stability and Sediment Supply (WARSSS) and over 70 reports and articles in research journals, symposia, and federal agency manuals. His projects have been featured in Time, Science, 5280, National Geographic, The Denver Post, and The New York Times.

Dave Rosgen is a Professional Hydrologist and Geomorphologist with field experience in river work spanning 49 years, 20 of which were with the U.S. Forest Service.  He has designed and implemented over 70 large-scale river restoration projects. He developed a stream classification system, the BANCS streambank erosion model, the FLOWSED/POWERSED sediment transport models, the WARSSS methodology for cumulative watershed assessment, and a geomorphologic approach to Natural Channel Design restoration methodology.  He utilizes his extensive experience to conduct short courses in watershed management, river morphology, restoration, and wildland hydrology applications. In addition, Rosgen is the author of Applied River Morphology and Watershed Assessment of River Stability and Sediment Supply (WARSSS) and over 70 reports and articles in research journals, symposia, and federal agency manuals. His projects have been featured in Time, Science, 5280, National Geographic, The Denver Post, and The New York Times.

Basic Surveying Skills

• Oct. 22, 2017, Asheville, NC
• Instructors: Alan Walker and Daphne Cartner
• REGISTRATION FEE: $250
Includes materials and breaks - no meals.
*This course is highly recommended for individuals new to stream surveying.

This introductory course is designed for students with limited or no experience using surveying equipment in the field to collect data for stream related projects and used in the Level I, Applied Fluvial Geomorphology Course.  Students will be introduced to the various types of surveying equipment used in the course, learn to use auto and laser levels, learn to take basic survey notes used in cross sections and longitudinal profiles.  Students will begin with an introduction to the equipment and review field data collection protocols in the classroom. Field exercises will be incorporated into the course to allow students to use the equipment and work with Instructors to learn level surveying techniques.  The participants will collect cross section and longitudinal profile data and instructors will lead the class through plotting the data. A combination of both lecture and field applications are provided.
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Level I – Applied Fluvial Morphology

• Oct. 23-27, 2017, Asheville, NC
• Instructor: Dr. Dave Rosgen
• LEVEL I REGISTRATION FEE: $1,600 (Deposit $500)
Includes materials, books & breaks - no meals.
**This class is currently full. Register for the class to be placed on the waiting list

This introductory course is designed to familiarize students with the fundamentals of river behavior, the general principles of: fluvial geomorphology, sedimentation, hydraulics, restoration, fish habitat improvement, riparian grazing management and stream bank erosion. Applications of these principles are presented utilizing a stream classification system. Problem solving techniques for watershed management, riparian assessment, fish habitat structure evaluation, stream restoration, non-point source pollution and the integration of ecosystem concepts into watershed management are taught. A combination of both lecture and field applications are provided. 
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Basic Surveying Skills

• March 11, 2018, Asheville, NC
• Instructors: Alan Walker and Daphne Cartner
• REGISTRATION FEE: $250
Includes materials and breaks - no meals.
*This course is highly recommended for individuals new to stream surveying.

This introductory course is designed for students with limited or no experience using surveying equipment in the field to collect data for stream related projects and used in the Level I, Applied Fluvial Geomorphology Course.  Students will be introduced to the various types of surveying equipment used in the course, learn to use auto and laser levels, learn to take basic survey notes used in cross sections and longitudinal profiles.  Students will begin with an introduction to the equipment and review field data collection protocols in the classroom. Field exercises will be incorporated into the course to allow students to use the equipment and work with Instructors to learn level surveying techniques.  The participants will collect cross section and longitudinal profile data and instructors will lead the class through plotting the data. A combination of both lecture and field applications are provided.
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Level I – Applied Fluvial Morphology

• March 12-16, 2018, Asheville, NC
• Instructor: Dr. Dave Rosgen
• LEVEL I REGISTRATION FEE: $1,600
Includes materials, books & breaks - no meals.
**This class is currently full. Register for the class to be placed on the waiting list

This introductory course is designed to familiarize students with the fundamentals of river behavior, the general principles of: fluvial geomorphology, sedimentation, hydraulics, restoration, fish habitat improvement, riparian grazing management and stream bank erosion. Applications of these principles are presented utilizing a stream classification system. Problem solving techniques for watershed management, riparian assessment, fish habitat structure evaluation, stream restoration, non-point source pollution and the integration of ecosystem concepts into watershed management are taught. A combination of both lecture and field applications are provided.
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Level II – River Morphology and Applications 

• March 19-23, 2018, Asheville, NC
• Instructor: Dr. Dave Rosgen
• LEVEL II REGISTRATION FEE: $1,700
Includes materials, books & breaks - no meals.
**This class is currently full. Register for the class to be placed on the waiting list.

This course is designed to train individuals to delineate stream types using the stream classification method as published in “Applied River Morphology”, Rosgen, 1996. A combination of lecture and field sessions will provide practical experience in the following subjects and activities:
• Learning and mapping land forms, land types and valley types.
• Pre-mapping stream types on aerial photos and topographic maps.
• Field Validation of the bankfull stage at a USGS stream gaging station.
• Field methods to properly measure morphological variables
• Field visits to all of the major stream types, A-G.
• Discussion of Ecosystem Management applications using stream types:
• Fish habitat structure evaluation;
• Riparian management/grazing methods;
• Watershed management/cumulative effects assessment and analysis;
• Hydraulic and sediment relations; and
• Engineering design concepts
This course covers levels I and II of hierarchical stream inventory as published in The Catena and “Applied River Morphology”.
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Basic Surveying Skills

• October 21, 2018, Asheville, NC
• Instructors: Alan Walker and Daphne Cartner
• REGISTRATION FEE: $250
Includes materials and breaks - no meals.
*This course is highly recommended for individuals new to stream surveying.

This introductory course is designed for students with limited or no experience using surveying equipment in the field to collect data for stream related projects and used in the Level I, Applied Fluvial Geomorphology Course.  Students will be introduced to the various types of surveying equipment used in the course, learn to use auto and laser levels, learn to take basic survey notes used in cross sections and longitudinal profiles.  Students will begin with an introduction to the equipment and review field data collection protocols in the classroom. Field exercises will be incorporated into the course to allow students to use the equipment and work with Instructors to learn level surveying techniques.  The participants will collect cross section and longitudinal profile data and instructors will lead the class through plotting the data. A combination of both lecture and field applications are provided.
Register Here


Level I – Applied Fluvial Morphology

• Oct. 22-26, 2018, Asheville, NC
• Instructor: Dr. Dave Rosgen
• LEVEL I REGISTRATION FEE: $1,600
Includes materials, books & breaks - no meals.
**This class is currently full. Register for the class to be placed on the waiting list

This introductory course is designed to familiarize students with the fundamentals of river behavior, the general principles of: fluvial geomorphology, sedimentation, hydraulics, restoration, fish habitat improvement, riparian grazing management and stream bank erosion. Applications of these principles are presented utilizing a stream classification system. Problem solving techniques for watershed management, riparian assessment, fish habitat structure evaluation, stream restoration, non-point source pollution and the integration of ecosystem concepts into watershed management are taught. A combination of both lecture and field applications are provided. 
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Credit card information is required during registration to reserve a slot in all courses. Credit cards are charged only after confirmed acceptance into a course, and registered participants will be notified prior to transactions. Arrangements to pay by check can be made (payable to Resource Institute), although a credit card is still required to reserve a slot. WE DO NOT ACCEPT purchase orders, SF 182 forms, or electronic transfers.

Full tuition will be charged after January 1, 2018 (at least 90 days prior to the class). The fees for each course include the course tuition and course materials; participants are responsible for food and lodging unless noted otherwise.

Cancellation Policy:
Once the full tuition is paid, it will not be refunded. Substitutions are encouraged. Although rare, Resource Institute reserves the right to cancel a class and refund all deposit and tuition payments received. All refunds will be by check only – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Wait list Policy:
Many classes fill rapidly – for classes that are full, we accept wait list registrations by completing the registration form (please specify in the comments box any additional classes you wish to be wait listed for). Credit card information supplied at the time of registration will not be charged for participants placed on a wait list. If slots become available for the course, Resource Institute will offer admission to wait listed registrants. Wait listed registrants will also be given early notification to register for classes offered the following year.