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Wetland Restoration

Wetlands are often referred to as an ecotone – a transitional zone between an upland and aquatic ecosystem. Wetlands provide many important functions and values: wildlife habitat, recreation, water filtration, and carbon sequestration. Successful restoration of these dynamic ecosystems requires a comprehensive understanding of hydrological conditions, vegetation communities, soil conditions, and their interactions. Our scientists and engineers have helped clients restore over 200 acres of wetlands, including emergent marshes, forested swamps, scrub-shrub wetlands, vernal pools, and constructed/treatment wetlands. Coldwater employees hold industry certifications including Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP).

Our wetland restoration services are all-encompassing, and we can help you bring your wetland project to reality from project conceptualization through funding, planning, design, permitting, construction, and monitoring.

Our wetland restoration service offerings include:

  • Site Assessment
  • Hydrological Monitoring and Water Budget Analysis
  • Wetland Delineation
  • Invasive Species Assessment and Removal
  • Design
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Native Vegetation Planting Plans
  • Bidding Services
  • Construction Administration and Oversight
  • Pre- and Post-Construction Monitoring
  • Public Outreach and Education
  • Design/Build

Microtopography and large woody debris add to the diversity and quality of habitat in restored wetlands


Fortune Ditch

Lake Avenue