A Design-Build Restoration Company

Western Stream Works, LLC is a design-build ecological restoration company located in Western Colorado.  WSW specializes in stream restoration, mine reclamation, storm water management, coastal erosion control, pond and wetland restoration projects. WSW are not engineers. We work with the power of nature not against it. If we need additional engineering, we work with several engineering firms to complete successful projects.

 

WSW applies skills from several types of projects to achieve success. Experience from a combination of disciplines increases project structural integrity. It also increases cost effectiveness, for example we use alluvium from stream projects to create treatment wetland berms on mine reclamation projects.

 

WSW facilitates effective communication within the permitting process, working to replicate nature while restoring balance within aquatic and terrestrial systems.

 

A beautiful stream created in nature with efficient and stable pour-overs. Observing natural stream features improves both our design and construction techniques continually. Bill took this picture hiking in the Wiminuchee Wilderness. It is an example of what we can replicate, within the limitations of man-made features. The photo shows naturally occurring; convex shaped drops, with varying boulder sizes we could procure. Humble students attempting to replicate a masterpiece from nature.
A beautiful stream created in nature with efficient and stable pour-overs. Observing natural stream features improves both our design and construction techniques continually. Bill took this picture hiking in the Wiminuchee Wilderness. It is an example of what we can replicate, within the limitations of man-made features. The photo shows naturally occurring; convex shaped drops, with varying boulder sizes we could procure. Humble students attempting to replicate a masterpiece from nature.

Highlighted Project

Sneffels Creek

In 2016, WSW designed and built a Sneffels Creek bank stabilization project through the Atlas Mill mine tailings.

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Testimonials

"I’ve been looking at river restoration projects since the early 1980’s and I can’t stand overly contrived river work. I could hardly tell that WSW was in the river and completed the stream work, and that is my idea of a really good river project. I was very impressed."  Owner of Duranglers, a fly fishing retail and guide business in Durango, Colorado.

“Bill and I started working together on the San Miguel River in 2001 and I still rely on his ideas, expertise and experience when faced with unique challenges on the San Miguel River and its tributaries.  He is a trusted friend and valued colleague!” . Karen Guglielmone, Project Manager/Environmental Engineer, Telluride Public Works Department

"I was very impressed. I saw little evidence of boulders sloughing, fine sediment accumulation in the bottom of pools, or exacerbated erosion where there should not be erosion. The walk ways are nicely done and whether by design or not the existing cottonwoods seem to be well aligned over the pools to provide overhead shade during the hottest part of the day. Good job!"  Jim White, Aquatic Biologist, Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW)

"You're one of the best communicators I have met.  Thanks for such professionalism." - John Ryan, Coronet Creek land owner and CEO of international business

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