An anabranch is a secondary or alternative channel that branches off from a river or stream and later rejoins the main stem channel downstream. Anabranches were far more common in many rivers and streams historically. Anabranches are hotspots of biotic activity and a hallmark of healthy, dynamic and heterogeneous systems. At Anabranch Solutions, we tackle restoration challenges differently than most. We look to rivers and ecosystem engineers for clues about how to harness these alternative solutions that may seem to diverge from standard practices, but we think will ultimately converge on more efficient and self-sustaining solutions to the challenges we face.
Restoration Planning, Design & Construction
When it comes to fluvial and riparian restoration, we do it all. From broad-scale, regional planning and prioritization, to detailed design, to construction and maintenance, we have a solution for you. Or we can help you with just the piece you need help with.
While some of our clients just hire us to take care of everything, we prefer to work with you to help broaden your skill-sets and identify where we can help improve your in-house capacity to employ 'cheap & cheerful' restoration solutions. We partner with various agencies, NGOs, watershed councils and other consulting firms to help them achieve their best.