Ridge to River we take a comprehensive approach to habitat restoration.
The image gallery below will take you on a tour of our process.
start with careful observation. Our initial study collects baseline
data on existing and historic conditions. This data also helps us
monitor the site over time. We map and analyze the watershed
within which we are working to have a comprehensive understanding of
influencing factors, land use practices, and the regional setting.
Bioengineering and Erosion Control
designs are robust and blend with nature. We use local materials of
willow, woody debris, and rock to construct bioengineered structures
that both create habitat and prevent erosion. After a few years, our
habitat restoration projects blend with nature, appearing to be a
healthy ecosystem, undistinguishable from the native environment.
of a successful native plant community is one of the most challenging
aspects of habitat restoration. To become established, plants require
the right conditions, protection, and resources. Irrigation is
especially challenging on many sites. Ridge to River has
established a variety of species in diverse habitats, including
riparian corridors, coastal bluffs, and upland meadows and forests.
Monitoring and Adaptive Management
Post-project monitoring and adaptation is how we ensure that our projects succeed in the long term, and also how we learn.
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