Assessing Headwater Features Workshop

$300 + HST Tickets

Join TRCA for this full-day technical training workshop on assessing headwater features.

The assessment of headwater drainage features (HDFs) is quickly becoming an integral component of natural heritage evaluation reports and ecological impact studies.

The Evaluation, Classification and Management of Headwater Drainage Features Guidelines (TRCA and CVC, 2013) outline the key pieces of information needed in order to properly assess a HDF. This course explains the guidelines and shows how modules 10 (Constrained Headwater Sampling) and 11 (Unconstrained Headwater Sampling) of the Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol (OSAP) can be applied to collect the information needed to evaluate and classify HDFs.

These modules are provincially recognized as a standard for assessing headwater features by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. They provide a standardized approach for collecting data regarding the flow, form, riparian conditions, and sediment transport and deposition characteristics of HDFs.

Participants in this assessing headwater features course will learn about and have a chance to apply the techniques used in the two OSAP modules. The course also provides guidance on how to use these modules in relation to the HDF guidelines.

This is an intensive one-day hands-on course; it combines classroom and field sessions, with emphasis on quality assurance.