Stream Restoration and Why It Matters

A flowing stream surrounded by green hills

Photo: Andy Zepp


7:30-8:30 PM


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Anthropogenic changes to stream corridors are well documented; these changes include straightening, enlarging, removing boulders, and removing wood “debris.” Although large-scale anthropogenic changes are not ongoing, the effects of past stream alterations continue to influence riverine processes today. Additionally, small-scale modifications continue (e.g. dredging, wood removal), which often lead to further degradation of stream function.

Join Gian Dodici of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 PM for an online introduction to fluvial geomorphology (how streams change over time). Gian will discuss collaborative efforts between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Finger Lakes Land Trust, and others to implement “best management practices” in stream corridors.

Gian has over 20 years of experience in habitat restoration work and serves as Private Lands Specialist in the USFWS’s New York Field Office. His work includes coordinating stream restoration programs with state, federal, and private organizations, and providing technical assistance on stream-related issues to various public agencies and private landowners. He has designed and overseen the removal of dams, multiple culvert replacements, and has restored many miles of instream habitat throughout New York State.

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