Ecological: Stream & Wetland Services

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Mattern & Craig has extensive experience in the monitoring, design, and inspection of a variety of stream and wetland related projects. Our experience includes:

  • stream monitoring and assessment – Assessing geomorphology and biological features of streams to determine stability, restoration potential, and/or restoration success.
  • ecological restoration – Restoring unstable stream, river, and wetland systems through natural channel design processes to restore, enhance, preserve, and protect naturally-provided ecosystem functions of these systems.
  • streambank stabilization – Stabilizing streambanks to protect adjacent land and utilities while also providing environmental benefits.
  • water quality protection – Protecting streams, rivers, wetlands and other natural systems from pollution from stormwater runoff and other urban sources using BMPs.
  • riparian / buffer zones – Designing planting plans to establish and/or protect riparian areas consisting of species native to the area and for removal of invasive/non-native species.
  • stream and wetland mitigation – Providing mitigation designs to accomplish compensatory mitigation for unavoidable impacts resulting from development activities from localities and private developers.
  • construction oversight – Providing knowledgeable construction oversight during stream and wetland restoration projects.
  • erosion & sediment control – Creation of erosion and sediment control plans specifically designed to protect stream restoration implementations and performing inspections to ensure the integrity of stream and wetland areas during restoration projects.
  • stream and hydrologic determinations – Perform hydrologic determinations to classify a watercourse as either a stream or a wet weather conveyance.