The Billinger Stream in Paulding, OH needed attention as its banks were in jeopardy. Increased localized sedimentation into the creek was causing destabilization, and with part of the stream running under and alongside power lines, work needed to commence without any threat of lost regional power. We assisted American Electric Power (AEP) by providing 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 earth work, 24-inch to 36-inch stone to pull back the slopes, and native plant bank stabilization using tree plugs, live stakes, five gallon shrubs and seeding, which greatly enhanced the area while meeting all safety standards and goals.
American Electric Power (AEP) maintains the goals of minimizing outages and adverse environmental impacts, ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, performing its work as safely and economically as possible and maintaining a positive relationship with land owners and the public.
Throughout the design process our firm coordinated with AEP to assure the final solution met all of their goals.
Our firm has continually assisted AEP with the implementation of its maintenance plan through responsible natural system design and preservation.