in the Upper Midwest
River research and restoration in the Upper Midwest is an area of intense activity involving federal and local agencies, watershed managers, consultants, researchers, and educators. There is a clear demand for discussion, knowledge exchange, and collaboration between these entities, including two-way exchanges between research and practice as well as interagency communication. To address this need, the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED) and the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) at the University of Minnesota are organizing a Partnership for River Restoration and Science in the Upper Midwest (PRRSUM, pronounced “prism”).
PRRSUM will provide a regular, open forum for knowledge exchange within the stream and river restoration community. This partnership will work towards the following goals:
- Exchange knowledge and lessons learned about important local and regional topics.
- Create collaborations that will lead to further targeted research and group funding.
- Lay the groundwork for a more formal professional restoration group representing the Upper Midwest.
To become a member of PRRSUM, click here.
An archive of previous webstream forums is available here.