Cows and Fish in collaboration with Bragg Creek Trails, the Elbow River Watershed Partnership, and Kerr Wood Leidal (KWL) are pleased to present a lunch hour bioengineering webinar. This webinar is a precursor to a restoration field day taking place in West Bragg Creek (Kananaskis Country) on Friday, October 8, 2021. To find out more about this hands-on learning opportunity and to register, visit the Bragg Creek Trails website: https://braggcreektrails.org/event/bragg-creek-restoration-day/
The webinar will be led by Mike Gallant, a bioengineering specialist with KWL with a broad range of river restoration, fish habitat enhancement and bioengineering experience spanning almost two decades.
The webinar will include a 55 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute period for questions, answers and discussion.
– Brief history and examples of bioengineering applications
– Harvesting, handling and storing live plant materials
– Simple bioengineering erosion control solutions for trail maintenance and streambank restoration applications (examples: live staking; live silt fences; willow brush layering; live pole drains; live fascines).
– Project maintenance and monitoring
– Case study examples and lessons learned
Mike Gallant is a water resources engineer who has been working on the planning, design, and construction of river engineering, water resources, and stormwater management projects since 2004. He has a wide range of specialist expertise including hydrology and hydraulics analysis and modelling, stormwater modelling and design, ground bioengineering, fisheries habitat design, and erosion and sediment control. Mike received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of New Brunswick where he specialized in the ecohydraulic design and construction of fish habitat enhancement structures.