Braids

Stream Restoration

Many of our stream restoration projects are aimed at enhancing habitat features to support local trout and grayling populations. The degradation of streams occurs for many reasons such as poor land management practices and irresponsible development. Such streams are typically over-wide due to erosion. Over-wide streams are not able to sufficiently transport sediment which results in sedimentation and decreased spawning habitat.

Stream restoration techniques will vary depending on the stream. In general, stream restoration can be accomplished through a number of methods to include: the re-establishment of channel sinuosity, the removal of sediment, placement of riffles, manipulation of woody debris, streambank stabilization, and riparian zone restoration.

We have incorporated the above techniques on over 25 miles of stream. Streams which experienced very little spawning success prior to restoration are now home to flourishing trout populations. The adjacent riparian zones are flourishing as well, as evidenced by the re-establishment of riparian zone vegetation. Our collaboration with the leading stream restoration consultants in the region ensures that the work accomplished is of the highest professional caliber.

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