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Bioengineering is the term used to describe the use of plant and natural material to arrest and prevent slope and streambank failure and erosion. Bioengineering features are also used in in-stream structures such as J-Hooks and Vanes. The plant parts themselves, (roots and stems) serve as structural and mechanical elements in a slope protection system. Live cuttings and rooted plants are embedded in the ground in various ways to serve as soil reinforcements. Once established, the living material controls erosion by binding the soil with its root system. In-stream features help to direct water away from an eroding slope or sheer face so that natural vegetation can take hold to provide permanent protection. CSG has experience designing and installing bioengineering techniques such as live stakes, wattles, J-hooks, bendway weirs, cross vanes, vegetated coir logs and other commonly-used bioengineering techniques.

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