There is certainly no shortage of need out there when it comes to river and floodplain restoration. The EPA estimates that 42% of the nation’s wadeable streams are in poor biological condition and nearly 40% of North America’s freshwater fish, 700 species in total, are imperiled. River restoration makes long-term economic sense but recognizing how to build strategic partnerships, identify key resources and integrate innovative technologies is the challenge that often makes or breaks good projects.
Crane Associates has been developing efficient, sustainable and cost effective river enhancement projects for nearly 20 years. Our firm has worked to coordinate with competing stakeholders, locate funding partners and apply new cutting-edge design practices that exceed permitting requirements and result in multi-beneficial projects for all interests. We are a start to finish organization that can assess and evaluate site conditions, submit permit applications, design construction plans, construct the project and monitor the results over time.