Rehabbing Our Rivers! River Restoration or Reclamation? With Marty Melchior

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The Water Values Podcast welcomes Marty Melchior of Inter-Fluve, Inc. to discuss restoration and reclamation of rivers and streams. Marty provides some great information about reclaiming our rivers. From beginning the process of reclamation to the post-construction monitoring that takes place, Marty leads us step-by-step through the process. He also provides several real-life examples of river and stream restorations and what those restorations accomplished.

In this Session, You’ll Learn about:

  • Our historical treatment of rivers
  • The difference between restoration and reclamation
  • Why river reclamation is needed
  • How river reclamation differs depending on geography
  • How wood introduces complexity into rivers
  • How reclamation projects impact river temperature
  • Invasive species found in riparian habitats
  • The goals of reclamation projects
  • The features monitored after reclamation construction
  • Several real-life reclamation projects

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