Living On The Edge: Management Benefits and Techniques for Streambanks and Wildlife
Friday, September 15 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Wildlife Resources Commission Bullfrog Classroom (Ground Floor), 1751 Varsity Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606

Parking instructions available via confirmation email sent to participants. Please do not park on the top of the deck of the WRC Headquarters Parking Garage. Email if you do not receive parking pass.

9:00AM-9:30AM - Check-in, coffee & bagels (sponsored by WRC), and networking
9:30AM-9:45AM – Workshop Welcome / Intro – outline the purpose of the day, frame the discussion for the day

Four, 20 minute presentations with 10 min for Q&A
9:45AM – 10:15AM Session 1: Lake Raleigh Management Plan (Gary Blank) – looking at terrain conditions for trail purposes, invasive species, streambank/floodplain challenges, downstream and upstream users/neighbors, etc.

10:25AM – 10:55AM Session 2: Stream restoration (Barbara Doll)

Rocky Branch Stream Restoration project – developed signs for education (Meghan will take photos)
  • Have photos on a slide show to have on display during networking

Topically focus on how to manage water – if not restoration with Doll then maybe think of other BMPs (i.e., rain gardens, green infrastructure)

11:05AM – 11:35AM Session 3: Beaver Management/Ecology (WRC Staff)

11:45AM - 12:15PM Session 4: Managing water levels for ecology and erosion (WRC Goudreau/Stancil)

12:15PM – 1:00PM Lunch On Your Own (more networking opportunities)

Afternoon Outdoor Sessions
Break into approx. 2 groups of 20 (depending on attendance)

1:00PM - 2:00PM Session 1
  • Southern group will be shuttled to Lake Raleigh Woods to view beaver lodge and discuss LRW management
  • Northern group will walk with Dr. Doll and Goodreau/Stancill from WRC to Lake Raleigh via the greenway and discuss stream restoration and water level management

2:00PM – 2:15PM Bathroom break for Southern group at new State View Hotel and drive to Lake Raleigh fishing pier

2:15PM – 2:45PM Dr. Hester to lead discussion about managing for wood ducks and prothonotary warblers at the group switch point (Lake Raleigh fishing pier) – both groups will be together at this point

2:45PM -3:00PM Northern group shuttle to bathroom break at new State View Hotel, then on to LRW

3:00PM – 4:00PM Session 2
  • Southern group will return up the greenway with Dr. Doll and Goodreau/Stancill from WRC to WRC building via the greenway and discuss stream restoration and water level management
  • Northern group will view beaver lodge and discuss LRW management and then be shuttled back to WRC

2 NCSU van rentals – Gary
Check on space at WRC – Brooke
Goudreau -Brooke
Doll – Meghan
Canopy for Hester – Meghan
Provide water at fishing pier – Deborah (encourage people to bring refillable water bottles during registration)
Snacks – Brooke/WRC
Compostable cups and compost bin - Meghan

Need capacity committee members keeping the outside sessions on time and moving