We approach habitat restoration with a long term view of restoring the natural processes that support ecosystems and adapt to changing conditions. This involves an understanding of physical processes such as sediment dynamics and hydrology which support diverse native vegetative and macro-invertebrate communities. These provide the basis to support target species such salmonids, birds, and other wildlife. Our plans and designs integrate with the broader landscape understanding that ecosystems do not exist in isolation but rely on adjacent uplands as well as upstream and downstream influences.
We combine engineering design skills with in-depth hydraulic modeling to develop successful fish passage projects. Our experience includes hydraulic and natural channel designs as well as roughened channels. We have worked on fish passage projects in multiple states understanding local regulations and expectations which often concerns critter passage as well as fish.