Shoreline and Riparian Studies

Shoreline and Riparian Studies

The shoreline and riparian zones of a lake, stream or river are the critical interfaces between the upland zone and the water body’s littoral zone. This strip of land between the edges of a water body and the adjacent upland zone provides many environmental benefits, such as retaining and conveying flood waters; stabilizing the shore against erosion; filtering nutrients, contaminants and sediments from water flowing from upland zones; and providing critical habitat and movement corridors for a wide variety of plants and animals. It is also the aesthetic focal point for those enjoying waterways for recreation and other purposes.

Our team of ecological engineers and scientist focus on the use of science to manage surface water, habitat and infrastructure. We are nationally-known leaders in applying aquatic and riparian biological, water quality, hydrologic, and engineering sciences to quantify alternatives that integrate aquatic and riparian natural resources with human infrastructure and needs.

Kleinschmidt can provide services including shoreline and riparian studies and assessments to complete habitat restoration and monitoring. The specific services include: baseline monitoring, existing condition mapping, watershed studies and protection plans, invasive species control, conceptual design, permitting support, final design (including planting plans, grading plans, construction specifications, design details, and cross sections), bid support, and post-construction monitoring.

 

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