Stream and Wetland Restoration

Our stream and wetland restoration program is committed to improving streams, wetlands, and other degraded habitats to filter pollutants, reduce erosion, protect drinking water sources, and provide critical habitat areas for valuable plants and wildlife.

Downstream Strategies provides full-service environmental consulting and innovative solutions from start to finish for low-risk, successful stream and wetland restoration projects. Our team brings experience in grant writing, natural stream design, wetland science, construction management, and multidisciplinary science planning to handle any project from funding to fruition. Many of our stream and wetland restoration projects incorporate long-term monitoring to ensure ongoing success.

We complete quality, ecologically-sound restoration projects for local and state government clients, nonprofits, mitigation bankers, and private clients.

Our services include:
  • Grant writing
  • Stream and wetland assessment and delineation
  • Restoration planning, design, budgeting, and permit compliance
  • Implementation and construction
  • Long-term monitoring and reporting

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Lower Dempsey Branch Watershed Restoration

Lower Dempsey Branch is a one–square mile watershed in Logan County, West Virginia that was significantly impacted by contour mining and a dense network of mining, logging, and gas well roads. Our restoration team created a unique design to reconnect the severed tributaries to the mainstem across a landscape scarred with mining highwalls and benches. Also, approximately 25 miles poorly maintained roads throughout the watershed were decommissioned to recreate more natural drainage patterns and reduce erosion.