Ecosystem Restoration Professionals
Providing Design, Construction & Ecosystem Credits
Ecotone, Inc., a Maryland Corporation founded in 1998, is one of few companies that provides full delivery ecosystem restoration services including design, consulting, and construction throughout the United States. Our unique blend of multidisciplinary staff consisting of ecologists, geomorphologists, landscape architects, and construction specialists (to name a few) has over 95 years of experience in all aspects of ecosystem restoration. Through design, construction, and ecosystem credits, we strive to negate existing and future impacts on the natural environment. We understand the importance of ecotones between natural and man made environments and embrace the opportunity to restore and preserve their function and integrity. We pride ourselves on the ability to provide these services at a competitive price to a diverse group of clients; including public and private developers, landowners, governmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
News & Spotlight
Stream Restoration at Thomas Run
We have been working hard to restore approximately 4,000 linear feet of Thomas Run located in Harford Co, Maryland. This reach of Thomas Run had been exhibiting signs of bed and bank erosion allowing large amounts of sediment to flow downstream causing damage to the water quality and wildlife habitats. We are currently in the process of stabilizing the stream by realigning portions of the stream channel, installing stabilization measures and bioengineering practices. Stabilization methods include but aren’t limited to installation of toewood on meander bends, which creates roughness to reduce shear stress, reduction of flow velocity and habitat creation. Bioengineering practices include planting of warm season grasses and shrubs to provide stability and eventually shade cover for the stream. This project is funded through the Harford Soil Conservation district in partnership with Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bay Trust Fund.
Ecotone Staff and Crew
At Ecotone, we are fortunate to have a great staff and crew who are passionate about promoting and helping save the environment. As we continue to grow and expand, we would like the acknowledge and remember that we wouldn't be here with out all of our great people.
Check out some of our great staff on our "Who We Are" page.
Mill Brook Stream Restoration
Earlier this year, Ecotone started restoring multiple sections of Mill Book located here in Harford County, MD. The stream is located on a local dairy farm and has been exhibiting signs of accelerated bed and bank erosion, and meander migration. The streams will be stabilized by realigning portions of the stream channel and installing stabilization measures which include bioengineering practices. Structural stabilization measures consist of installing toewood on meander bends to add roughness and reduce sheer stress. The stream restoration project was designed in collaboration with the famer to ensure the farm’s daily operational needs were met and enhanced. In-stream ford crossings will be installed to allow livestock access to pastures. Electric fences will be installed to restrict livestock access to the stream channel. Soil stabilization matting, warm season grasses, shrub and tree plantings will accompany the structures to provide additional stability, shade and improved aquatic habitat. This project is funded through the Harford Soil Conservation District as part of the Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund.
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Our Second Family Fun Day.
Despite a little rain, Ecotone’s second family fun day was a huge success! It was filled with much laughter, delicious food, and excellent company. Thank you so much to all of our family who were able to join us! We cannot wait to see you next year.