MAD Stream Restoration

If there's one thing we love at MAD Scientist Associates, it's a restoration project! 

CHANNELIZED STREAM ABOVE AND RESTORED MITIGATION STREAM SEGMENT BELOW

For this stream restoration, we partnered with The Wilderness Center and Environmental Design Group to mitigate a stream impact. 

This aerial was taken by The Wilderness Center shortly after the earthwork was completed. Since then, hundreds of native trees and shrubs have been installed and herbaceous wetland plugs have been planted on the stream benches. This project replaces 600 feet of channelized and incised stream with over 800 feet of meandering channel with floodplain benches.  These features will provide better aquatic habitat and improved water quality functions through increased sinuosity, improved substrates, and riparian buffer enhancement. 

Remember us for your next stream restoration project!