Vegetated Reinforced Soil Slopes
For centuries, soil bioengineering techniques have been used to protect and restore sensitive watersheds. This technology sustains ecosystem friendly and vegetated systems that provide aquatic habitat, erosion control and other benefits, including:
- Improved water and air quality
- Support for terrestrial, riparian and aquatic habitats
- Stormwater management
- Aesthetic site enhancement
Soil bioengineering has the capacity to reach new heights with the construction of Vegetated Reinforced Soil Slopes (VRSS) on highly steepened sites. Fully engineered, these ecologically and structurally sound installations provide secure, cost-effective and environmentally responsible solutions on river, stream, waterfront, upland slope and flood control sites. While protecting these sites, VRSS installations also support healthy, vegetated, maintenance-free environments.
For coastal applications these systems can be used to construct oyster reef structures and other habitat friendly environments.