Our firm has continually assisted American Electric Power (AEP) with the implementation of its maintenance plan through responsible natural system design and preservation. Specifically for the Billinger Stream Stabilization project, our firm provided full service ecological engineering and construction management services necessary to design, permit and construct the stream bank restoration. The bioengineering techniques used for bank stabilization included earthwork, installation of 24-inch to 36-inch stone on regraded slopes and native plant bank stabilization using tree plugs, live stakes, five gallon shrubs and seeding. The restoration activities eliminated the threat of lost regional power, reduced localized sedimentation into the creek and greatly enhanced the area. Throughout the design process our firm coordinated with AEP to assure the final solution meets all of their goals.