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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Big Run of the Savage River Habitat Improvement Project

This project is located on Big Run in the Savage River watershed, Maryland’s only fully interconnected brook trout system. The brook trout population at the site is limited due to the lack of woody material that provides high-quality instream habitat. Downstream Strategies and partners designed and installed wood structures along a crucial mile of stream that will improve fish habitat and stabilize streambanks. We also helped launch an outreach program to prevent further removal of wood in the stream corridor.