Since our inception in 1995 BayLand has documented the profound influence that streams and natural areas play on the health of tidal waterways, particularly within the Chesapeake Bay. The effects of urbanization, agriculture and other land uses clearly point to the need to look upstream to effect land use change and restoration of degraded streams, wetlands and other natural areas. In 2000 BayLand joined forces with Clear Creeks Consulting, LLC to immediately strengthen our capability to evaluate and restore these degraded upland natural areas. The BayLand/Clear Creeks team integrates seasoned and highly credentialed stream and ecological restoration experts with solid engineering, science and other technical support personnel. We use natural restoration techniques and we focus to implement, not perpetuate restoration work. Our team works on
stream corridor and ecosystem restoration from New York to North Carolina. Our record of stream and river corridor
restoration accomplishments includes over 800 miles of stream and floodplain
assessment; 30 miles of designed and constructed stream restoration projects
and 200 acres of constructed wetlands.
|||Lower Wheel Creek Stream Restoration |
Harford County, Maryland
Conducted assessment, permitting and design for the
restoration of Lower Wheel Creek including: stabilizing eroding stream banks,
terraces and slopes; restoring stable channel dimensions; and improving
sediment transport capacity. The design employs in-stream structures including log-boulder
step-pools, constructed riffles, log-boulder j-hooks, log-hook runs, toewood
and soil fabric lifts and creates significant in-stream habitat along 5,700
feet of the creek and its tributaries. The project design included BMP designs
of four water quality wetland basins to manage run-off from adjacent
residential subdivisions and enhance water quality throughout the project reach
and lower watershed..
|||North Grays Bog Wetland Restoration|
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Completed planning, permitting, design, construction management, grant acquisition and agency/community coordination for the restoration of a 2-acre rare and globally significant (G4) stream, wetland and tidal marsh complex at the head of Grays Creek off the Magothy River.
* 2 acres phragmites eradication
* 2 acres of bog habitat creation
* Open water
* Sand hummocks
* Cranberry terraces
* Tidal marsh – sea level fen
* Forested wetlands
* Emergent marsh
* 2,400 native plants
* 1,200 LF stream daylighting and stream corridor restoration
* Beneficial use of dredged material
|||Broad Branch Stream Daylighting Design|
BayLand-Clear Creeks was a key member of a team
selected based on professional qualifications and innovative technical approach
to design the daylighting of Broad Branch, a tributary to Rock Creek located in
Northeast Washington, D.C. The BayLand-Clear Creeks design addressed
restoration of 1,600 feet of dry stream channel and retrofit restoration of 700
feet of stormwater drainages using regenerative step-pool storm conveyances
(RSPSC). The project is schedule for construction in 2013.
|||Big Creek Stream Restoration|
Westfield, North Carolina
Conducted assessment and design for portions of Big
Creek, a tributary to the Dan River in the Upper Roanoke River drainage system.
Phase 1 of the project reach drained a 7.6 square mile watershed and involved restoration
construction of 4,280 feet of Big Creek and creation of 1.5 acres of wetlands.
Phase 2 restoration assessment and design was completed for an additional 3,800
feet reach of Big Creek located immediately downstream of Phase 1 and is
scheduled for construction in 2013.
|||Lake Hills Ecological Restoration |
Forsyth County, North Carolina
Completed assessment, design and construction
management of a comprehensive project to restore and enhance the natural
resources along Mill Creek #3, a tributary to Muddy Creek in the Yadkin-Pee Dee
River Basin. The restoration included 3,080 feet of stream channel, creation of
a 3.2 acre oxbow lake with trail system and pedestrian footbridge, and creation
of wet meadows and willow/alder swamps in the adjacent floodplain. Completed in 2010
|||Warner Creek Stream Restoration Assessment and Design|
Phoenicia, New York
BayLand-Clear Creeks were selected by the New
York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) and Ulster County
Soil & Water Conservation District (USCWCD) to survey, assess and complete a
preliminary design for approximately 6,800 LF of a degraded and failing channel
in Warner Creek. Warner Creek is a tributary to Stony Clove/Esopus Creek
which drains to the Ashokan Reservoir, a major drinking supply for New York
City. Completed 2011.