Ecological Restoration

Quick Facts

  • Between 1998 and 2004, coastal wetlands losses in the eastern United States totaled about 59,000 acres per year.

Ecological restoration is an intentional activity that initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem with respect to its health, integrity and sustainability.
- Society for Ecological Restoration International

Sovereign provides turn-key ecological assessment, data collection, design, and construction services. From wetlands mitigation, restoration, and permitting to comprehensive habitat investigation, analysis, and rehabilitation, Sovereign manages a wide array of ecological projects of varying degrees of complexity.

We recognize that activities performed in wetlands and ecologically sensitive habitats require sound planning and care during investigation, design, construction, and monitoring. Sovereign emphasizes natural recovery, invasive species control, and erosion control throughout mitigation and restoration by designing and implementing innovative solutions that reduce costs without compromising environmental integrity.

Sovereign’s natural resources team has extensive knowledge and experience with the ecological impact associated with development and contaminated sites, as well as the steps necessary to avoid, minimize, or mitigate the effects. Initially, we identify sensitive habitats and work with design engineers to minimize impacts while meeting the project's intention and schedule. When avoidance is not possible, our team develops comprehensive, remediation, restoration, or mitigation plans for tidal and non-tidal wetlands, transition and riparian zones, stream banks, wetlands affected by soil, surface water, sediment, and groundwater contaminants, and newly created wetlands threatened by noxious and invasive species.

Our ecological restoration services encompass the following:

  • Federal and state permitting
  • Construction management
  • Wetland creation, mitigation, and restoration
  • Stream bank and shoreline restoration and stabilization
  • Contaminated wetland soil and sediment remediation and restoration