Kyle is an ecological restoration specialist with 12 years of experience in stream restoration design and construction. He has studied and designed a wide range of small to large stream and river reaches in both urban and rural watersheds in the Mid-Atlantic. With each unique restoration reach, Kyle focuses on developing design concepts and objectives that are founded on process-based and alluvial channel design principles and supported by the analytical assessment of hydraulics, sediment transport, and vegetation.
In his primary role as Lead Stream Restoration Designer, Kyle is responsible for coordinating across disciplines to ensure the quality of technical reports and modeling results to ensure the production of effective construction plans. In addition, Kyle is the lead contact during all phases of construction. During pre-construction he performs all document reviews to evaluate bid packages, cost estimates, and technical specifications. During the construction period, he works closely with the site Foreman and Operator to navigate necessary field changes, while ensuring adherence to design tolerances and schedule.
Kyle was recently the lead designer for the Ivy Creek Stream Restoration Nutrient Bank Project. The project highlights Kyle’s commitment to designing multi-benefit projects that focus on creating aquatic and terrestrial habitat improvements, while also maximizing water quality benefits and pollutant reductions. During construction, Kyle directed efforts to source and salvage onsite woody and streambed material to retain a source of carbon and build invertebrate habitats and refugia.