Bankfull / Stream Crossing Training

These regional 1-day trainings will focus not only on bankfull determination, but on common issues seen with stream crossing replacements such as: grade control, flow control, stream slope, establishing streambed, dealing with sediment wedges and scour pools, etc.

In addition to the 1-day training, a 2-day culvert assessment training and certification will be offered in June. Please see details below, as this training does NOT focus directly on DGLVR Program related issues. This is separate and distinct from the one-day sessions above, and you may attend both. Registration space is limited.

Should I go to the 1-day stream crossing trainings, the NAACC training, or both?

1-day Stream Trainings

  • For any CD dealing with stream crossings in DGLVR Program
  • Focus on DGLVR policy and education for dealing with applicants and installing structures in Program
    • bankfull determination
    • proper structure installation
    • common mistakes in structure installation
  • Field trip will focus on bankfull measurement, and learning from good and bad installations.
  • Each session will run from 9am until ~3pm and will include a continental breakfast and lunch.
  • The training will be approximately 2 hours in the classroom, with the rest of the day spent in the field on some nearby stream crossings.
  • Please dress for weather, you must have hip-waders. We will supply all printed materials, and survey equipment.
  • 20 person capacity per training.

2-day NAACC Training

  • For anyone wishing to do culvert assessments for AOP in their county.
  • NOT DGLVR Program-focused:  Focus on NAACC Aquatic Connectivity Assessment Protocol
    • NAACC Certification required completion of online test, and “shadowing” an assessor for 20 crossing assessments.
    • Bankfull will be discussed, but will be a minor component
    • CDs are encouraged to attend if they plan to conduct crossing surveys on their own after the training.
  • Field trip will mostly be “shadowing” an assessor as they evaluate structures for passage using NAACC protocol.
  • Continental breakfast and lunch are provided
  • Please dress for weather, you must have hip-waders. We will supply all printed materials, and survey equipment.
  • 30 person capacity.
  • More info:

Dates and Locations

For suggested lodging and specific directions, download the training information document located in the Resources section on this page.

1-day Stream Trainings

  • April 26 - Cumberland CD

  • May 10 - Cameron CD

  • May 11 - Indiana CD

  • June 6 - Pike CD

  • June 8 - Centre Region CANCELLED

2-day NAACC Training

  • June 27 & 28 - State College

    • Ramada Conference & Golf Hotel (Terrace Room): 1450 South Atherton Street, State College, PA  16801: Directions


  • Training Information (135 KB): Training specifics, dates, and hotel information.
  • Stream Training PowerPoint Presentations and Video
    • Introduction (2.53 MB): Road-Stream Interface: Bankfull Training Introduction
    • Design (18 MB): Structure Selection and Design
    • Constuction (76.9 MB): Stream Crossing Construction
    • Site Assessment (26.1 MB): Site Assessment for Stream Crossings
    • Bridge Video (25.5 MB): Sediment/Water/Bridge Interaction Video. In MPG format.


These sessions are free to Conservation Districts and DEP staff, although registration is required to make sure we have adequate space and lunches. If you have any questions please call Kathy Moir at 814-865-5355 for registration assistance.

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