Ecosystem Restoration

We maintain a robust commitment to protect, enhance, and restore our natural resources. We are good at what we do because we understand both the conditions required for natural systems to thrive, and the regulatory policies that exist to protect them. We also understand the tradeoffs between community development and the protection of natural resources. At Straughan our commitment to advancing sustainable and resilient communities includes the integration of healthy ecosystem services.

We understand the regulations. We are experts in fulfilment of stream, wetland, coastal, and stormwater restoration requirements and can provide plans that meet your specific needs.

We perform expert assessments and planning to gain a site-specific understanding of resource function and potential for uplift. This allows us to provide up front clarity on site suitability, cost, and schedule expectations.

We understand the practice. We apply design techniques based on the latest science and understanding of self-sustaining natural systems. We are prepared to pair the right project with the right approach, uniquely tailored to meet or exceed site-specific goals within acceptable cost and schedule.

We build and monitor for success. Our team is prepared to support restoration project implementation and construction, including long-term monitoring and reporting.

Ecosystem Restoration Services

  • Watershed Studies and Implementation Planning
  • Stream Restoration
  • Sediment Transport Modeling
  • Natural Channel Design
  • Hydraulic Modeling (1D/2D)
  • Floodplain Restoration/Legacy Sediment Removal
  • Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance (RSC)/Step-Pool Stormwater Conveyance (SPSC)
  • Living Shorelines
  • Wetland Creation and Restoration
  • Vernal Pools
  • Reforestation
  • Stormwater Best Management Practices
  • Mitigation Banking
  • Monitoring and Adaptive Management

Related Projects

Related Projects

  • Sachs Branch Stream Restoration
  • Site 3 Wetland Mitigation
  • Tributary to Church Creek Stream Restoration
  • US 301 Low Impact Development (LID) Design

Representative Clients

  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
  • DC Water and Sewer Authority