Riverscapes Consortium

Riverscapes Webinar - BLM Montana-Dakotas

December 1, 2021 10 AM to 12:30 MST

Webinar will be conducted on Zoom: Zoom Link. No advanced registration is necessary. Just show up at 10 AM MST. For those that cannot make it, the webinar will be recorded and posted to this page.

Zoom Link

Webinar Purpose

The purpose of this webinar is to introduce both a vision for what the health of riverscapes could be and some of the tools and datasets available for the Montana/Dakotas to help identify what is possible where. Specifically, the vision for the Riverscape Consortium’s next generation of riverscape tools and data to support riverscape planning, restoration, implementation, monitoring, stewardship and citizen science will be shared.

Format / Agenda

There will be a mix of lecture, interactive desktop exercises, and discussion throughout. Rough Agenda:

  • 10:00 to 10:15 - Introductions & Overview
  • 10:15 to 11:00 - Lecture on Riverscapes Vision with Q&A
  • 11:00 to 11:45 - Hands-On Demos in webRAVE
  • 11:45 to 12:15 - Q&A Discussion
  • 12:15 to 12:30ish - Advanced ArcRAVE and QRAVE demos in QGIS

The webinar will be recorded and all webinar resources will be posted on this page as a resource following the live event.

Webinar Sponsor

Thanks to the generous support of the Bureau of Land Management’s Montana/Dakotas Office. Specifically, this webinar was envisioned by Alden Shallcross (Hydrologist – State Lead: Aquatic Habitat Management) to support the overall improvement of riverscape health.


Webinar Audience

The target audience for the webinar is BLM staff and partners in conservation throughout Montana and the Dakotas. The webinar will help those interested in maintaining or improving the health of riverscapes with low-tech PBR and the help of beaver.

Webinar Host

Joseph Wheaton1,2

Professor or Riverscapes, Ecogeomorphologist


Preparation Prior to Webinar

  1. Register with link from BLM
  2. Read/Skim Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 of design manual. We will be discussing tools that help estimate riverscape health condition and potential (described in Chapter 2 ) and address questions posed during planning (discussed in Chapter 3 and its Appendices) .
  3. Create an account at the Riverscapes Consortium’s Warehouse
  4. Optionally, install RAVE, download a few projects from warehouse in one watershed, and unzip.

Slides & Handouts

For the webinar, we will refer to the Design Manual and the Pocket Guide, which are both available free digitally. As part of your workshop registration fee. Print copies of manual are available for ~ $60 on Amazon and print runs of the pocket guide can be purchased here.