(Released: June 30, 2022)
CONTACT: Jessica Johnson
(Fairbanks) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Sport Fish is offering a Streambank Rehabilitation Workshop in Fairbanks. This workshop will be held over two days; one day in a classroom setting and one full day outside in a hands-on setting.
The classroom day will be held on August 10, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The classroom will cover techniques for rehabilitation and restoring riparian habitat including bioengineering construction and plant materials, riparian and salmon habitat needs, bioengineering techniques, and case studies throughout Alaska. As the classroom will be held virtually there is no limit to the number of participants who can attend the classroom portion.
The hands-on day will take place in Fairbanks on Thursday, August 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Participants will get their hands dirty and boots muddy while installing a portion of a streambank rehabilitation project using techniques and materials they learned about in the classroom. Sign up for this portion of the workshop will be on a first-come, first-served basis (with a wait list). It is required that participants attend the classroom day to participate in the hands-on day.
This workshop is free and open to the public but advance registration is required. Registration for this workshop is open now and will close at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 9. To sign up for the 2022 Fairbanks Streambank Rehabilitation Workshop or for additional information, please contact the program’s habitat biologist Jess Johnson at (907) 267-2403 or by email.