Stream Restoration

RESPEC provides clients with effective, innovative, and practical restoration solutions by adapting to ever-changing permitting requirements. Experienced in all aspects of stream and channel restoration, our scientists and engineers are experts in restoration—characterization of existing conditions to process-based restoration designs to overseeing project implementation. We establish thorough baseline information from which restoration prescriptions are developed.
 
Identifying the natural processes and human-imposed constraints that drive restoration solutions, RESPEC’s professional team has a successful track record of performing river-reach assessments and feasibility studies that are founded on a complete understanding of both the natural processes that affect the system as well as human-imposed constraints. Supplementing our hands-on design experience, our staff is comprehensively trained in applied fluvial geomorphology and natural channel design. We are adept at developing construction drawings and specifications to address client needs, whether adhering to rigorous design protocols and requirements or tailoring design documentation to match contractor capabilities. Through almost 50 years of providing construction oversight on stream-restoration projects, RESPEC’s professionals have developed the insight and communication skills necessary to work with client representatives, resource agency personnel, contractors, and field crews to achieve successful results.