Prev MonthPrev Month Next MonthNext Month
WSR Series: Bank Stabilization Techniques for Wild & Scenic Rivers
Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Category: Events

Bank Stabilization Techniques for Wild & Scenic Rivers

Wild and Scenic River Training Series (Part 5 of 6)
May 17 | 11 - 12:30 PT

Bank Stabilization

In this session, participants will explore methods for selecting river bank stabilization techniques that are most consistent with WSR values, learn about resources developed for WSR managers that detail stabilization techniques, and discuss considerations for restoration projects on WSRs. These skills help participants mitigate erosion problems and initiate appropriate solutions for WSRs in their watersheds.

Technical Core Competency Areas:

3. River Management Planning
6. Natural, Cultural and Recreational Resources Management and Monitoring


John Field  Dr. John Field, President and founder of Field Geology Services, trains teachers and government agency personnel on techniques for assessing the stability and habitat conditions of rivers and streams.  Dr. Field has 20 years of consulting experience that has included geomorphic assessments on over 1,000 miles of rivers and streams in 15 states and 11 other countries worldwide to identify the causes for riverine problems such as erosion, flooding, elevated sediment/nutrient loading, and habitat degradation. The assessment results have informed the design and implementation of over 40 miles of bank stabilization and stream restoration projects.
David CernicekDavid Cernicek  David Cernicek lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and works as the River Manager for the Bridger-Teton National Forest overseeing the Snake River Headwaters Wild & Scenic Designation.  He is a member of the Interagency Wild & Scenic Rivers Coordinating Council (IWSRCC).
Jim MacCartney  Jim MacCartney is a River Manager for the National Park Service. He has over twenty years’ experience working nationally on river management, policy, and restoration. Jim administers two National Wild and Scenic Rivers, provides technical assistance for river restoration and infrastructure projects, and represents the National Park Service on the Interagency Wild and Scenic Rivers Coordinating Council. Jim previously was Director of River Restoration for Trout Unlimited. He also administered the New Hampshire Rivers Program for the NH Department of Environmental Services



Sessions are $15 each for non-members and free for RMS Members. Membership is $60 for Individual members, and group rates are available for organizational memberships. Learn more about becoming a member on our Membership pageYou can register for one or all of the sessions using the registration link below.


About the 2023 Wild and Scenic River Training Series

Join us for a six-part Wild and Scenic River Training Series from January through June 2023! This series is designed to be participant-centered, include active discussion of Wild & Scenic River (WSR) related topics, and empower participants to connect with colleagues throughout the learning series. Our goal is for you to leave the sessions better equipped to engage in WSR planning, monitoring and decision-making processes.

This is for you if you are involved in Wild & Scenic River program planning, coordination, partnership development, stakeholder communication, implementation and decision-making, visitor management and safety, natural and cultural resource management, impact monitoring and assessment, and other activities.

RMS River Training Center instructors will facilitate the series using Zoom, interactive Google products, Padlet, and other virtual learning tools. It is important that participants can fully access and engage with these tools during the Zoom sessions with their cameras on and microphones enabled, ready to connect and learn together. Participation in all six sessions is requested but not required.

Materials are aligned with the vision of the Interagency Wild & Scenic Rivers Coordinating Council and the Technical Core Competencies for River Management Specialists and Non-Specialists. You can find more WSR training resources here or at rivers.gov.

Sessions in this series:

Contact: [email protected]