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Abstracts due March 1st! EcoStream 2018: Stream Ecology & Restoration Conference

August 13-16, 2018 - Asheville, NC

The 2018 EcoStream Conference will focus on improving future restoration efforts through evaluating lessons learned; adaptive management; and innovations in restoration design, planning, management, and monitoring. You are invited to submit abstracts for either oral or poster presentation. Deadline to submit abstracts in March 1, 2018.


The EcoStream Conference Planning Committee is also seeking proposals for Special Sessions. A Special Session will present a relevant and timely subject, with researchers and practitioners discussing their work. Special Sessions will be concurrent oral sessions with three or four presentations per session covering 60 minutes.

Those interested in organizing and moderating a Special Session are requested to submit the information outlined below by March 1, 2018. Submissions must be e-mailed to
Submission information should include:

Title of proposed Special Session
A description (limited to 300 words) stating the importance of the topic and the rationale for the proposed session
If it is proposed that the special session cover more than 60 minutes, an explanation of the need for the extended period
Organizer(s), including brief biography and contact information
List of potential presenters and proposed titles of abstracts

Approved sessions will need to submit formal abstracts for each of the participants by June 1, 2016.
Special Session Contest: What is Your Worst Restoration Mistake?
With the focus of the conference on using lessons learned from the past 20 years of restoration efforts to help guide us in addressing the future challenges of stream restoration in the southeast region, we invite project designers, managers and contractors to share their worst stream restoration design or implementation decision made. The winner will receive a PRIZE based on audience voting during the conference. Please use the abstract submission link to submit your story.


This conference is sponsored by:

NC State University Stream Restoration Program
NC Sea Grant
NC Cooperative Extension