Stream restorations are conducted to improve the environmental health of the stream, support biodiversity, recreation, flood management, and increased bank and channel stability.
Stream restoration is meant to have a positive impact on the health of the stream; however, during restoration construction, that may not always look to be the case. Restoration is a large, and often, muddy job, but it is worth it in the end!
Let us walk you through one of our recent projects, starting at pre-restoration photos, deep diving into what you can expect to see during construction, and then the wonderful impacts time can have post-restoration!
After restoration construction is complete, planting takes place; seeds, live stakes, and trees are planted at our restoration sites. After a few short months, we are able to see some greenery come back to the site!
Since it has only been a few months since the end of construction, there will be many areas that are still a bit muddy and uneven. Plants will take time to grow and disperse over the restoration site.