Erosion due to heavy rainfall, extreme winds and tidal action is an issue that affects many coastal, river and bushland environments. Natural Area Management & Services has experience with many different techniques in order to mitigate and or prevent erosion including:
- Coir mesh – biodegradable matting suitable for dryland erosion.
- Jutemaster thick mat and geotextile materials, synthetic matting suitable for a range of applications on coastal dunes, river foreshore areas and road embankments.
- Coir logs – biodegradable ‘logs’ used for toe protection on slight to moderate slopes and for protecting establishing vegetation from tides.
- Brushing with native materials on coastal dunes and goat tracks within bushland reserves.
- Gabion cages and mattresses for foreshore stabilisation; custom designed to meet site requirements.
- Sand and rock replenishment of areas suffering the effects of erosion.
- Rock toe protection, lining of rock at the toe of rivers and streams.
- Brush mattressing, suitable for low gradient sites, the use of small logs and brush to create a mattress for dense plantings of rushes and sedges.
- Rock rip-rap, rock and woody debris used to mitigate impacts of waves and/or currents.
- Wind and sand control fencing to trap and encourage sediment to accrete.
- Geosynthetic sand containers, synthetic sandbags, custom manufactured to suit specific site need.