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Iowa Learning Farms Webinar: Positive Outcomes of Managing Streambank Stability
September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place September 27 at noon will feature Dan Kirby, fisheries biologist, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Manchester Fisheries Management office. Kirby works to improve fishing and aquatic resources through habitat management, water quality improvement and access enhancement. He specializes in improving fishing resources in small streams through cooperative efforts involving public and private land managers, with a particular emphasis on trout streams.
In the webinar, “Management Practices and Techniques for Streambank Stability,” Kirby will cover practical approaches to streambank stabilization as well as offering advice on steps for undertaking such projects. He will address factors that impact streambank stability along Iowa’s rivers and streams while describing aspects that can and cannot be influenced through land management interventions. Kirby will also discuss common techniques that can be utilized to improve streambank stability and reduce bank erosion, and will address the importance of seeking expert advice regarding best practices, regulatory aspects of streambank management and cost-share assistance.
“Streambank erosion is a common challenge faced by land managers across Iowa that can have detrimental effects on water quality, agricultural productivity and infrastructure,” said Kirby. “Participants in this session should gain an improved understanding of possible techniques and practices, setting practical goals and where to turn for advice on next steps toward improving streambank stability.”
Shortly before noon CDT, click the link below or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172