Fish Passage and River Restoration

Fish eel passage, water flowing over rocks

Fuss & O’Neill’s multidisciplinary staff take a process-based approach to fish passage and river restoration projects, which results in designs that best achieve our clients’ goals and benefit the natural environment by removing or modifying existing barriers.

Our team integrates natural sciences, water resources engineering, and other engineering disciplines to restore the passage of fish and aquatic species and their native riverine habitats. Our water and natural resources professionals understand the dynamic relationships among water, sediment, aquatic ecosystems, human uses, and the built environment. We apply our experience addressing ecological objectives, recreational goals, and resilience considerations to create customized designs and solutions that are unique to the space and that maximize restoration objectives.

Our Areas of Expertise Include:

  • Culvert Assessment
  • Culvert Design for Ecological Function
  • Dam Removal
  • Fish Ladder Design
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Grant Funding Assistance
  • Nature-like Fishway Design
  • River and Stream Restoration
  • Sediment Management
  • Stream Daylighting
  • Streambank Stabilization

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