Periodically, team members involved with various aspects of Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Projects meet to discuss issues and efficiencies within the program. A summary of these workshops, including presentations or minutes, is included below.


2019 UMRR HREP Workshop

Date: May 6-8, 2019 (noon-noon)
Location: Grand River Center, Dubuque, Iowa

Objectives for this workshop were to:

  • Build relationships and facilitate dialogue among UMRR's restoration practitioners, planners, engineers, and scientists
  • Discuss insights gained about project design, construction, monitoring, and OMRR&R
  • Learn how ecological and specific habitat goals and objectives guide HREP planning and design
  • Strengthen UMRR's restoration efforts by learning from insights gained as discussed above

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2016 UMRR HREP Team Meeting

Date: September 27-29, 2016
Location: Davenport, IA

Restoring habitat is one of two major focus areas of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Program. Habitat rehabilitation and enhancement projects (HREPs) utilize a wide range of construction techniques and approaches that mimic natural river processes and provide benefits to the river system at the system, reach, pool, and local scales. The purpose of this meeting was to bring individuals together who help plan, design, build, operate, maintain and monitor these projects such that lessons learned and new techniques can be shared. Read More


2005 EMP Design Handbook Workshop

Date: August 17-19, 2005
Location: Davenport, IA

The target audience included engineers, planners, biologists and resource agencies. Construction challenges and monitoring were both discussed. The Design Handbook was the primary focus of this workshop, allowing HREP team members to provide input into the development of the first Handbook. Read More