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 riverscape 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.
Anabranch Solutions was founded and is owned by three professors in the Watershed Sciences Department at Utah State University: Stephen Bennett, Nick Bouwes and Joe Wheaton. Each of these principals are experienced designers and always eager to jump in the stream and get muddy and build structures.
We have a team of associates that bring a diverse range of skills, talents and expertise to projects as needed, all with a research and science backgrounds.
Our staff includes experienced full-time designers, construction foreman, laborers, technicians and administrative staff that ensure continuity and make sure the jobs are done professionally.
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