Streambank protection using rock boulder J hook structure
Plug and Pond restoration structure
Stream restoration technique, wooden post baffles redirect water flow creating a meandering channel
Stream restoration, Zuni bowl technique, rocks line a headcut preventing further downcutting
Trainings and workshops

Watershed Assessment by Keystone Restoration EcologyKeystone Restoration Ecology is at the forefront of watershed mapping and restoration design using GIS. We are registered ESRI users with ArcView 10.2, and  a Trimble GeoXT sub-meter GPS. We have assessed many watersheds with a focus on not only resource damage points, but on the underlying causes behind the erosion. Click here to learn more about EARTh

  • Watershed Assessments
  • Watershed Mapping
  • EPA Watershed Plans


Watershed Asesssments

pdfRio Ruidoso Assessment Report6.74 MB
Keystone Restoration Ecology, working in partnership with Stream Dynamics Inc., performed an assessment of the Rio Ruidoso Watershed. Sixteen miles of the Rio Ruidoso and its tributaries was walked and almost 1000 resource damage points noted, as well as other ecological features for each creek. From this assessment, a prioritization of 24 separate projects was suggested to the Rio Ruidoso Restoration Committee.

Watershed Mapping

Galisteo-linkGalisteo Assessment pdf-linkKeystone Restoration Ecology was the author and sub-contractor behind the assessment and report of the "Assessment and Plan for the Creation, Restoration and Protection of Wetlands in the Galisteo Watershed", a document produced by Earth Works Institute under contract with the NMED's Surface Water Quality Bureau's Wetlands Program.

This work involved interpretation of maps, local interview and GPSing of all the known wetlands in this 730 square mile watershed. Wetland restoration plans were written for wetland assessed.


EPA Watershed Plans                                                                         

Keystone Restoration Ecology (KRE) has expertise in watershed restoration techniques and monitoring these techniques. KRE has participated in the writing and editing of several watershed plans collaborating with different organizations and municipalities.