Ecosystem Services, LLC was contracted to provide restoration engineering and assessment for the Maury River in Rockbridge County, Virginia. This project was a partnership with a local landowner, DGIF, and a stream restoration designer. This project was the largest ever undertaken by DGIF and was made possible through a multi-disciplinary team that worked collaboratively throughout the process. The purpose of the proposed stream restoration was to reduce excessive streambank erosion and to improve the safety of a road and bridge crossing by relocating approximately 2,100 linear feet of the river, planting a substantial floodplain bench, and installing flow deflection structures. The stabilized channel also protects the road/bridge crossing by reducing nearby bank erosion.
- Reduce erosion and loss of land
- Improve hydraulic capacity of river
- Improve riparian corridor habitat