Stream restoration provides benefits to communities and ecosystems in the form of reduced erosion, increased uptake of pollutants, bolstered biodiversity, and recreation opportunities.
In a new report, IRIS researchers and collaborators provided guidance for best management practices in stream restoration, including stream stabilization, installation of riparian buffers, in-stream enhancement and flood-plain reconnection.
This updated report was a collaboration between Wright Water Engineers, Geosyntec Consultants, Terraphase Engineering and Drs. Rod Lammers and Brian Bledsoe, part of the IRIS team at the University of Georgia.
By quantifying the benefits of stream restoration, the authors provided a path forward for companies to use stream restoration as part of a crediting system to offset pollution and environmental degradation.
Check out the new report here.