Sterling Gulch

A verdant landscape foregrounding Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge Park
August 26, 2019
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Sterling Gulch

Great Ecology was contracted by Matrix Design Group, Inc. to develop a plan to stabilize Sterling Gulch and its associated tributary. Sterling Gulch is partially located within the Sterling Ranch development project and will receive additional stormwater inputs from the impervious areas throughout the development. Due to the increased stormwater input, Sterling Gulch required increased vegetative stabilization to minimize the potential for erosion. The tributary of Sterling Gulch within the Sterling Ranch development area is intended to be preserved as a wildlife corridor and also required vegetative stabilization. Great Ecology performed the initial site visit to determine the quality of existing soils, developed a soil salvage plan, and developed seed mixes and a plant palate to stabilize Sterling Gulch and its associated tributary.

About this Project

  • Linear Feet Assessed:10,125 linear feet of ephemeral stream
  • Key Services: Ecological assessment, ecological design, erosion control
  • Key Issue: Stormwater management

Sterling Gulch Grading Plan

Grading Sketch


Grading can be a key factor in the success for failure of a restoration project. Grading influences vegetative establishment, erosion, water pathways and detention, site usability, and even the types of plants that will do well in one area versus another.

Denver, CO