Ecological Restoration

The health of our ecosystems, including water quality, water quantity, and the plants, fish and wildlife that depend on these habitats, is important to overall quality of life. It is also a significant driver of today's regulatory framework. Ecological restoration mitigates unavoidable impacts to natural habitats from projects and helps owners manage their lands to meet particular habitat goals. Ecological restoration professionals must understand the context of the landscape, the local ecosystems, the landowner's goals, the regulatory framework, and former/future anthropogenic alterations to the landscape for restoration and enhancement projects to be sustainable. 

JMT's integrated team of scientists, landscape architects, engineers, and planners work together to apply sound science and interdisciplinary design to create, enhance, and protect sustainable natural habitats and communities. Our staff has guided a large number of restoration projects from planning through design, construction and monitoring to assist clients in developing restoration and mitigation strategies and programs. Our collaborative team selects natural process solutions whenever appropriate but also incorporates more "engineered" solutions when necessary due to project constraints or goals.

We can provide the following tailored ecological restoration services to achieve sustainable ecosystems and landscapes:

  • Tidal and non-tidal wetland creation and enhancement
  • Stream restoration, including natural channel design, stabilization, and floodplain re-attachment
  • Watershed restoration and implementation plans
  • Floodplain / riparian buffer enhancement
  • Living Shoreline design
  • Beaches and dunes replenishment
  • Forest conservation and reforestation planning
  • Habitat conservation planning
  • River basin conservation planning
  • Invasive species management planning
  • Tax ditch enhancement
  • Best management practices for water quality design / implementation
  • Nutrient trading and ecosystem services financial incentives - banking
  • Grant assistance for restoration project implementation
  • Stormwater wetlands design
  • Low Impact Development (LID) design
  • Resource protection area planning
  • Stream and wetland construction management and post-construction monitoring


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Nash Run Stream Restoration

JMT designed the restoration of a main tributary in the nation's captial.

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Watergate and Arnott Fen Compensatory Wetland Mitigation Projects

JMT designed the restoration for two stream sites on National Park Service land.

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Great Seneca Creek Tributary Restoration

JMT designed and permitted the first stream and floodplain restoration project to meet stormwater quantity peak reduction requirements in Maryland.

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Mill Creek Mitigation Bank

JMT received approval credits to develop a highly-sought mitigation bank in Mill Creek.

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Carter Stilley Wetland and Stream Mitigation Bank

JMT developed the first mitigation bank to offer wetland and stream restoration credits in the coastal plain of South Carolina.

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Scotts Level Branch Restoration

JMT provided precise restoration designs for two impaired stream reaches in Maryland.

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Restoration of Tributary to the Raystown Branch of Juniata River

JMT provided stream and wetland design, mitigation, and permitting services for restoration of a tributary in Pennsylvania.

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Stemmers Run Stream Restoration

JMT completed a detailed stream relocation and stream restoration plan in Baltimore County.

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