WSSI has restored more than 37 miles of stream channels in the Mid-Atlantic, returning stability to badly degraded riparian ecosystems that have been impacted by changes within the watershed. WSSI provides exceptional stream restoration design and implementation, drawing on our experience, technology, and training. We lead the field in the extent and depth of our staff training in stream restoration and fluvial geomorphology, and we cross-train our staff to provide technical competency in every phase, from data collection to design and from construction to monitoring.
Our stream restoration consulting philosophy is based on the concept of Natural Channel Design, which seeks to restore a degraded stream by mimicking the characteristics of a "stable" natural system. WSSI’s stream restoration projects result in stable, self-sustaining, and aesthetically pleasing riparian corridors that can also earn pollutant removal credit in support of MS4 and/or TMDL regulatory requirements.
To help facilitate our stream restoration design, WSSI has developed a proprietary software system known as StreamNCD™. The system runs in the AutoDesk Civil 3D environment and allows efficient design and manipulation of a 3D stream corridor. This enables WSSI’s engineers the flexibility to easily optimize restoration designs through an iterative process to meet site-specific demands – a process that conventional design tools and methodologies limit through time and budget constraints.
Compensation for stream impacts can be provided through various means, from the purchase of mitigation bank credits to site-specific stream restoration projects. WSSI can work with you to determine the most cost effective and practical solution for your project; contact us by clicking here.
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