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River, Stream, and Riparian Restoration

Providing high functioning and innovative solutions to these dynamic systems

 

Great Ecology has extensive experience with river, stream, and riparian restoration projects and provide high functioning and innovative solutions to working within these dynamic systems.

Great Ecology is unique in our incorporation of site-specific plant materials into revegetation and restoration plans, as well as into landscape designs. We have provided extensive and on-going consulting to improve both the water quality and human experience with some of the nation’s most prominent rivers. Great Ecology places an emphasis on restoring ecological function; uses plant-based biostabilization techniques to stabilize streambanks; focuses on riparian revegetation using ecotypic native plant stock; integrates ecological solutions to water quality treatment; develops solutions for floodplain reconnection and restoration; and works with communities to create opportunities for environmental education and recreational use of streams, rivers, and riparian areas.

Additionally, Great Ecology specializes in facilitating the collection, production, and increase of local ecotypes for reclamation, rehabilitation, and restoration projects for riverine projects throughout the continental United States and abroad.

Expert Guidance

  • Natural stream channel design
  • Bank protection and biostabilization
  • Native plant revegetation
  • Production plans to implement site-specific native plant stock
  • Green infrastructure
  • Stormwater management
  • Treatment wetlands
  • Wetland delineations
  • Riparian area evaluations
  • Invasive species surveys
  • Threatened and endangered species surveys
  • Benthic invertebrate sampling
  • Clean Water Act Section 404 and 401 permitting
  • Water quality analysis and monitoring
  • Master planning
  • In-stream structure design
  • Hydrologic, hydraulic, and fluvial geomorphological analysis and monitoring
  • Interpretative signage