American Rivers is one of the leading experts in managing and implementing stream barrier removal projects.
Over the years, they have developed a series of workshops geared toward state and federal agencies, as well as environmental and watershed groups, to train them in dam removal processes and techniques. And, for the first time, American Rivers is releasing their basic training session as a series of videos.
Check out their Dam Removal Training video series:
These trainings are meant to educate participants on the impacts of dams on their local streams and why dam removal is the most effective way to restore rivers. American Rivers provide participants with specific tools for effectively managing a dam removal project, including determining project complexity, drafting an effective scope of work for the project and navigating sensitive issues like sediment management. The videos are broken into manageable 15- to 20-minute segments to allow you to follow along at your own pace.
You can also download a sample of the companion project manager guide [PDF] they created for their Maryland training or browse through some of the other dam removal tools they have compiled over the years.