Riparian zones – the interface between land and water – are complex ecosystems due to the interaction between natural elements such as climate, surface water, groundwater, vegetation, wildlife and people.
To help protect and remedy impacts to riparian ecosystem health and water quality, AES designs and constructs stream and riparian restorations.
With special expertise in restoration and stabilization of riverbanks, streams, and lake and pond shorelines, AES emphasizes sustainable design and construction strategies. Our enduring approach is to enhance ecological function, promote diversity, and improve wildlife and fish habitat, while eliminating or minimizing adverse ecological impacts for a net ecological benefit.
Erosion and stabilization problems along water resources are as varied and dynamic as their structural and ecological systems. AES has found that alternative, ecological systems-based solutions often provide greater performance and long-term sustainability and cost-effectiveness than conventional approaches.
AES’ range of riparian services include:
- Streambank + Riparian Restoration
- Shoreline Stabilization
- Engineering + Hydrologic + Hydraulic Modeling
- Design/Build Services
- Ecological Site Assessment
- Stormwater Management Planning
- Public Education + Outreach
- Native Plants + Seed
When addressing a restoration need, we rely on both science and years of restoration experience to provide the best short-term stabilization and optimal long-term ecological health, sustainability, and stability.
Designing with nature – rather than trying to fight against dynamic natural systems with artificial hardscapes – AES provides sustainable solutions that grow ever stronger with time.
Our resulting riparian restorations provide functional elements including erosion control, stormwater management, water quality improvement, pollution and flood reduction, wildlife habitat enhancement, and maintenance cost benefits.