Wetland, Stream Bank, and Shoreline Restoration

Workshop

Restoration of Urban Streams in the Midwest - Concepts and Applied Practices

Monday, February 12
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PDH: 1

Location: 102C

Level of Presentation: Beginner

This presentation will outline some of the root causes of stream degradation in the upper Midwest as well as the concepts and theories behind the analysis, design, and implementation of restoration practices utilized to restore and stabilize streams. Traditional engineering methods of stabilizing stream banks will be reviewed and contrasted with more modern bioengineering practices and the development of natural channel design for stream and riparian restoration.

This presentation will outline some of the root causes of stream degradation in the upper Midwest as well as the concepts and theories behind the analysis, design, and implementation of restoration practices utilized to restore and stabilize streams. Traditional engineering methods of stabilizing stream banks will be reviewed and contrasted with more modern bioengineering practices and the development of natural channel design for stream and riparian restoration.

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Target Audience: Consultant,Contractor,Engineer,Stream/Wetland

Jonathan Koepke

Vice President
ENCAP, Inc.

Jonathan Koepke is the Vice President and General Manager for ENCAP, Inc. in DeKalb, IL. Jonathan Koepke has been with ENCAP, Inc. since 2006. Prior to coming to ENCAP, Jonathan was the Resource Conservationist at the Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District. Jonathan is a three time graduate of Northern Illinois University where he completed both his Bachelors and Masters degrees and holds a Masters in Business Administration. His areas of expertise and interest include streambank stabilization and restoration techniques, Polyacrylamide use for erosion and sediment control, revegetative techniques on construction sites, and ecosystem restoration. He is also the current President of the Great Lakes Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the IECA as Treasurer. His experience at ENCAP includes expertise in managing and directing complicated ecological restoration projects and green infrastructure practices, while also managing and directing all business activities and development at the company. He also serves as a speaker at numerous stormwater industry related conferences and educational events, and has been published in numerous industry journals and magazines.

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