CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Presentations and Posters

Deadline for submission – January 31, 2019
Please submit abstracts and email questions to

The 9th Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference will provide an opportunity for individuals involved with streams to share ideas and lessons learned in stream restoration planning, assessment, design, construction, and evaluation and other topical stream issues. The conference includes presentations, discussions, exhibits, and pre-conference workshops. Scientists and practitioners are encouraged to share experiences, network with colleagues, and become involved in shaping the future of stream restoration in the Mid-Atlantic. You can begin by submitting your abstract and/or poster and registering for the conference. Please see the abstract submittal checklist below.

Theme:  Building Resilient Streams

Target Audience:  Scientists, practitioners, resource professionals and related

  • Topics:

  • Adaptive management

  • Advancements in Hydraulic Modeling

  • Alternatives to Design, Bid, Build

  • Building Better Aquatic Habitat

  • Climate Change & Stream Restoration

  • Construction Process/Construction Methodology track

  • Dam removal

  • Diversity in the Stream Restoration Field

  • Fire & flood-impacted streams, Post-Disaster Restoration

  • Functional Stream Assessment and Design Methodologies

  • Headwater Streams

  • Innovative restoration design tools, methods, and adaptations

  • Instream flows and the natural flow regime

  • Lessons learned through successes and failures

  • Living shoreline implementation

  • Longitudinal and lateral connectivity (aquatic organism passage, floodplain connectivity)

  • Mitigation for excessive stream temperatures and climate change

  • Monitoring

  • Natural geologic rates vs. accelerated rates

  • New policies and regulations - Stream Restoration Policy Research & Methods

  • Post-restoration monitoring (success criteria, fisheries benefits, etc.)

  • Riparian management (livestock, wildlife, recreation)

  • Sediment transport

  • Stormwater management

  • Stream and watershed assessment & planning

  • Stream Impacts from Land Use activities and resource extraction

  • Stream Restoration and TMDLs – Policies, Research, and Methods

  • Stream Restoration Permitting Process – Advances and Challenges

  • Tech – GIS, CAD , Drones 3D

  • The Chesapeake Bay TMDL

  • The ecology of stream restoration

  • The economics of stream restoration

  • Tidal stream work

  • Urban Hydrology

  • Urban Restoration

  • Watershed scale planning and restoration

  • Wetlands and Streams Streams and Floodplain Wetland Connections

Deadline: January 31, 2019

If the subject you wish to address is not listed, please submit your abstract and/or poster proposal using the “Miscellaneous” category. Provided your presentation meets the selection criteria, we will do our best to include you in the program. Presenters will be notified by March 15, 2019.

Please include on the abstract:
1. Primary Presenter/Contact (one person only)
2. Organization/Company, City, State
3. Telephone Number & Email Address of Primary Contact
4. Category from Call for Abstracts
5. Title of Presentation
6. Author(s) (as it would appear in a publication)
7. Abstract Text (350 word (Max)
8. Submit as a Word Document

Submit abstracts and email questions to