River and stream restoration

Good science and good process flow  together

Restoring a river’s natural function and appearance while preserving habitat and minimizing erosion is a tall order, given the environmental and societal stresses placed upon our watersheds. But the challenge becomes easier through an understanding of the river’s physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. At Barr, we use these insights to find ecological solutions that align with the function and character of the water body. 

We address common riverine impairments like erosion and water-quality degradation through bio-engineering solutions such as log structures and native vegetation to stabilize banks, and through boulder-riffle grade controls or overbank grading to reconnect the stream to its floodplain. Because each site has unique constraints and opportunities, we make sure our restoration solutions meet the needs of the river and its riparian area.

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