work underway on a water-discharge structure we designed for poor soil conditions
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river and stream restoration

Healthy rivers and streams host populations of diverse species and serve as recreational oases for nature lovers. Erosion and other disturbances, however, often impair the natural hydraulic function of rivers and streams, degrading the ecological quality of the area. Barr is a leader in implementing ecological methods for stream and river restoration, habitat preservation, and erosion control. Barr’s approach to river and stream restoration involves understanding the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of a stream, river, or riparian area. This understanding informs our restoration efforts and ensures that any solution aligns with the function and character of a stream corridor.

Barr restores degraded streams and rivers through services related to stormwater management, channel monitoring and design, streambank stabilization and erosion protection, dam removal, and ecological assessments.
our service specialties include:
  • bioengineering
  • channel monitoring
  • design plans and specifications
  • erosion protection
  • geomorphology
  • Rosgen channel classification
  • sediment transport
  • streambank stabilization