Ecological Restoration

The health of our ecosystems, including water quality, water quantity, and the plants, fish and wildlife that depend on these habitats is important to overall quality of life.  It is also a significant driver of today's regulatory framework.  Ecological restoration mitigates unavoidable impacts to natural habitats from  projects and helps owners manage their land to meet particular habitat goals. Ecological restoration professionals must understand the context of the landscape, the local ecosystems, the landowner's goals, the regulatory framework, and former/future anthropogenic alterations to the landscape for restoration and enhancement  projects to be sustainable. 

JMT's integrated team of scientists, landscape architects, engineers, and planners work together to apply sound science and interdisciplinary design to create, enhance, and protect sustainable natural habitats and communities. Our staff has guided a large number of restoration projects from planning through design, construction and monitoring to assist clients in developing restoration and mitigation strategies and programs. Our collaborative team selects natural process solutions whenever appropriate but also incorporates more "engineered" solutions when necessary due to project constraints or goals.  We can provide the following tailored ecological restoration services to achieve sustainable ecosystems and landscapes:

  • Tidal and Non-tidal Wetland Creation & Enhancement
  • Stream Restoration, including natural channel design, stabilization, and floodplain re-attachment
  • Watershed Restoration & Implementation Plans
  • Floodplain/Riparian Buffer Enhancement
  • Living Shoreline Design
  • Beaches & Dunes Replenishment
  • Forest Conservation and  Reforestation Planning
  • Habitat Conservation Planning
  • River Basin Conservation Planning
  • Invasive species Management Planning
  • Tax Ditch Enhancement
  • Best management practices for water quality design/implementation
  • Nutrient trading and ecosystem services financial incentives - banking
  • Grant assistance for Restoration Project Implementation
  • Stormwater Wetlands Design
  • Low Impact Development (LID) Design
  • Resource Protection Area Planning
  • Stream and Wetland Construction Management and Post-Construction Monitoring

Projects

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Nash Run Stream Restoration

JMT designed the restoration of a main tributary in the nation's captial.

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Upper Little Patuxent River Stream Restoration

The Ecotone/JMT team provided design, permitting, and construction for Maryland's first design-build stream restoration project.

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Trotter Road Streambank Stabilization

JMT investigated an eroding stream embankment and designed successful slope stabilization measures.

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Living Shoreline Stabilization at Riviera Beach

JMT's coastal engineering staff, as a part of a team, developed a beach erosion control plan and living shoreline for approximately 800 feet of beachfront.

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Indian Creek Stream Corridor

JMT staff assessed more than one mile of stream channel and provided design plans to help restore Indian Creek.

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Powder Mill Run Assessment, Restoration & Design

JMT provided a full range of environmental, drainage and stormwater management design services to study and restore a stream corridor to meet NPDES requirements.

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Shipley's Choice Dam Rehabilitation

JMT provided design services for the removal of a twenty foot high failing stormwater management facility dam and the restoration of the area to a natural channel and riparian floodplain system.

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