Brian Hastings is a geomorphologist and professional registered geologist in California and Oregon with over 24 years’ experience in watershed sciences, fluvial processes, and water resource issues. Since 2003, Brian has been one of Balance’s leaders in geomorphic and watershed assessments, post-fire hydrology, stream restoration, and fish habitat enhancement. His restoration designs are based on a geomorphic approach, focused on restoring processes, with techniques that reflect years of streamflow and sediment gaging, aerial photograph interpretation, geomorphic mapping, and hydrologic analyses. He oversees construction and implementation, often of his own designs, and manages post-construction monitoring for up to 10-years after project implementation. Brian has completed restoration projects across California, Nevada, and Oregon including the Truckee River Basin, Klamath River Basin, Columbia River Basin, and streams along the Central California Coast. Separately, Brian is a certified UAV remote pilot and uses drone technology to support his stream and wetland reconnaissance, geomorphic mapping, post-flood evaluation, and fluvial and landform imagery for assessment and interpretation. Throughout his career Brian has been involved in a broad spectrum of projects throughout the Western United States from soil and groundwater contamination studies for an environmental consulting firm to water rights measurement and evaluations for the State of New Mexico Engineers Office, and evaluation of watershed restoration efficacy for the U.S. National Park Service. Outside of work, Brian and his family often find themselves on an adventure, domestic and foreign, in the mountains, deserts, or on a river.