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Workshop Overview

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Since 2010 ADF&G and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provide Fish Passage Workshops annually at no-cost to the participants. These 2-day workshops provide state-of-the-art information about the design and construction of fish-friendly culverts

Past presenters have included engineers, hydrologists, project managers and biologists from ADF&G, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and local non-profits. Topics included:

  • Fisheries Biology,
  • Alaska Fish Passage Regulatory Framework,
  • Fish Passage Assessment,
  • Intro to Methods of Design,
  • Intro to Alaska hydrology and Geomorphology,
  • Stream Simulation Design,
  • Construction Considerations and
  • Introduction to Fish Passage Models.

Periodically we also offer field trips to view planned and completed fish passage projects for workshop attendees.


2014 Workshops:

Stream Simulation Design Approach for Providing Aquatic Organism Passage at Road-Stream Crossings
(PDF 235 kB),

May 5-9, 2014, Anchorage. Presented by the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and ADF&G. This 4.5 day workshop will present the U.S.D.A. Forest Service’s stream simulation method, an ecosystem-based approach for designing and constructing a channel through the road-stream crossing structure that reestablishes physical and ecological continuity along the stream corridor.

For more information please contact Angela Coleman: 907-288-7728, ajcoleman@fs.fed.us.


There is no cost for attending the workshops or the one day fieldtrips, please contact Gillian O'Doherty for information on scheduling and participation.

workshop attendees examine a culvert
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