NSD is always looking for ways to leverage our resources and expertise to support our project partners, and in 2019 this included helping Malama Huleia (https://malamahuleia.org/) tackle the largest mangrove removal project in Hawaii at the Alakoko Fishpond. Formed in 2015, Malama Huleia (https://malamahuleia.org/) is a local Hawaii nonprofit that is leading the community effort […]

Some great news from BNSF, with whom we worked on the Otter Creek Side Channel Design Project, which completed in 2016: Praising our “efforts benefiting fish, water quality, habitat and habitat connectivity,” the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) gave BNSF its 2016 WSDOT Environmental Excellence Award. The Otter Creek Restoration Project in Lewis County, […]

The Secret Life of Rivers 2.0 Update from S Solomon Leaping Frog Films on Vimeo. Take a journey through the unusual world that exists beneath a streambed. Called the hyporheic zone, this world of microscopic flora and fauna is vital to the health of rivers around the world. Find out why, and see the slime […]

Natural Systems Design is pleased to announce, that we will be sponsoring a 5-day design course on the design of large wood habitat in the Upper Columbia region. The workshop will incorporate current design and assessment methodology from the newly published Large Wood National Manual (Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2015) […]