In rural and high alpine areas all living organisms, need habitat that must provide everything that they require for their survival and prosperity. The more diverse this habitat is, the greater potential it has to support a healthy, self-sustaining population. While nature does well on its own, the placement of artificial habitat structures can often enhance stream reaches that lack naturally occurring habitat features. Lack of natural habitat can be the result of many situations, including stream channelization, poor agricultural practices, inadequate stormwater management, and disturbance to the riparian zones bordering the stream.
RMC also assists in stream habitat restoration in terms of restoring their a dynamic nature. We perform bank stabilization techniques, place in-stream structures such as half-log or whole log structures, boulders, deflectors, Low Flow Channel Structures (cross vanes, water jacks), and overhead cover devices such as cribbing.