Lake and Pond Restoration is a common need for all stillwater ecosystems that are not continually monitored and properly managed. We have a wide spectrum of tools and experience that can be applied to Lake and Pond Restoration. Freestone has been involved with large lake restoration projects with substantial challenges and rewards, as well as, small ponds that simply needed a light touch and a revised management plan. We believe that every lake and pond is unique and treat each project as such.
It is well understood that all lakes and ponds that are not in balance will eventually go through a degradation process. Whether a lake’s limiting factor is sedimentation, overgrowth of aquatic vegetation, diminished water quality, or high temperatures, applying the correct lake restoration methods can produce excellent results. Some of Freestone Aquatics' lake and pond restoration interventions include fish population management, increased spawning habitat, increased forage base for fish, aquatic vegetation management, aeration, and water source improvements.
Stillwater Habitat Construction Services:
- Dam construction and restoration
- Pond and lake lining
- New lake and pond construction
- Existing lake or pond enhancement
- Wildlife island creation
- Wetland bench creation
- Multi-lake system creation
- Custom lakebed aeration
- 404/Clean Water Act permitting through the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers
- Floodplain connectivity interventions
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Stream Restoration and Enhancement
From turnkey evaluation, design, permitting, construction, monitoring to customized services and consultation, Freestone Aquatics has the ability to aid with nearly any stream restoration project. All projects related to live water have a unique set of challenges, and nearly all creeks, streams, and rivers have a dynamic personality. Understanding this, combined with extensive experience in the fields of fisheries habitat and environmental sciences, we have the tools and services that can be applied to all types of stream restoration projects
Aquatic Ecosystem Evaluation
Whenever considering a project related to stream restoration, it is extremely important to understand the present conditions and dynamics of the aquatics ecosystem.
Aquatic Habitat Construction
Following the habitat evaluation, design, and permitting phases, Freestone Aquatic's skilled team of equipment operators will make interventions that meet the needs of your aquatic ecosystem.
Aquatic Habitat Design
Proper stream habitat design will greatly increase a stream’s water quality, macroinvertebrate population, sediment transport, and improve trout habitat, which in turn results in larger, healthier fish.
Freestone Aquatics provides clients with aquatic species inventory, aquatic resource consulting, aquatic and riparian vegetation management plans to best inform management practices.
Since Freestone Aquatics' inception, the company has been trusted to manage fisheries with a variety of goals in mind by creating a management plans that fit needs of landowners, private clubs, or outfitting businesses.
Freestone Aquatics offers clients a spectrum of property management services geared toward ranch and crop producing assets. These interventions are tailored to the needs of a property, aiming to enhance access, aesthetics, and ecological function.
Freestone Aquatics offers our clients a variety earthwork services. These interventions are tailored to the needs of a property, aiming to enhance aesthetics, access, as well as, practical and ecological function.