BioEngineering Associates, Inc. is an award-winning, Small Business Enterprise, Engineering Contracting firm, licensed and bonded inCaliforniaandOregon. We specialize in watershed restoration activities, particularly, riverbank stabilization/revegetation, riparian vegetation enhancement, in-stream habitat structures, flood plain and terrace stabilization/revegetation and non-point source sediment control. Since 1982, we have been prescribing for and repairing damage to rivers, streams, hill slopes, and roads within a watershed context, focusing mainly on the basins of the Eel, Russian andNaparivers and other coastal streams ofNorthern California. In 2009, we introduced our technology in Oregon, and currently have scoping studies and demonstration projects on the South Fork Coquille and the Lower Rogue Rivers.
We conduct regular operations using a variety of the most appropriate bioengineering techniques known in this field of work. We are a turnkey company, that is, we survey, design, obtain the permits for, and do the construction work on, the majority of our projects. We have our own team of experienced scientists, practitioners, supervisors, and working crews, along with our own expert and master equipment operators. Our key supervisors and equipment operators are involved in each project from the initial survey and design, through the end of project construction. This allows for an on the job intelligence that is rare in the field of construction contracting. In the 28 years, since our earliest work, we have achieved an unequalled mastery of bioengineering techniques. Through both the quality and the number of projects completed, we have led the direction in how watershed erosion problems are solved.
Bioengineering technology includes a large number and variety of historically-tested techniques evolved over hundreds of years for restoring damaged terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Bioengineering emphasizes structures built of live plants enhanced by technical fabrics, gravel, soil, wood, and rock, to create the basic building blocks that establish the restoration process. These techniques, often referred to as live building systems, create strong resilient riverbanks and watercourses that grow even stronger over time, and on their own, continue the healing process that leads to a long-term stable, self sustaining, plant and animal riparian and riverine community.