Just as Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) made practical and lasting contributions to apple production in the U.S., our firm strives to make practical and lasting contributions to stream and river restoration, often through plantings of willow and other native riparian species.
In 1995, Trout Headwaters, Inc (THI) was founded to provide service to private, non-profit, and government clients. At a time when fewer than a handful of entities across the U.S. were providing stream, river or wetland restoration services, the company quickly became a recognized leader in “soft” biostabilization and riparian restoration strategies.
For many years the company has teamed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and others to develop and refine these environmentally superior techniques for stream stabilization and restoration. A state regulator, reviewing one of THI’s early landmark projects remarked that we had used a “Johnny Willowseed” approach. Working WITH nature has indeed been a precept of the firm since its founding and one that we’re immensely proud to continue through today.
Proven, Practical Innovation
In 2001, THI began developing and testing proprietary technologies for river, stream and wetland inventory, assessment, design, and monitoring. Ultimately, several of these processes were commercialized by sister company THI RiverWorks. U.S. Patents for restoration methods, processes, and computer software were received beginning in 2006.
So while Trout Headwaters continues to offer the same services it did when first founded, the company has constantly changed and improved its process and its products. This commitment to improving quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness has resulted in now more than 450 successful projects all across the U.S. The company’s work has been featured in diverse publications including Land & Water, Erosion Control, Landscape Architect, Outdoor Life, and many others.
Expect however our hallmark to remain always unchanged: A dedication to serving the nation’s most discriminating clients by delivering cost-effective and ecologically beneficial restoration products and services.
At THI our guiding principle is always to stay customer-focused. Each one of our clients has helped us achieve what we believe to be the lead position in the aquatic restoration industry. But why take our word for it, listen to a sample of what our clients are saying:
“We have received award-winning attention for our sustainable, green design and development efforts, much of which is directly attributable to THI.” – Cielo Falls (NC)
“You and your team were nothing short of spectacular! Great communication on all projects and their status, along with an attitude that reflects your sincere care and passion for your profession consistently exceeded my expectations.” - 3 Peaks Ranch (MT)
“As you know I’ve worked with other firms on river restoration projects, prior to engaging THI. As such, I have come to appreciate the quality of your firm’s work in an industry where many firms offer dramatic results but fail to deliver.”- River Ranch Restoration LLC (CO)
“Simply put, Trout Headwaters, Inc. is the transition captain, adding value by enhancing natural attributes of these ecologically important ranches.”- Live Water Properties (WY)
To learn more or contact us – Visit www.troutheadwaters.com