The world changes as humans move further from connections to the natural world into urban and suburban settings. Natural features that once existed may be lost or altered.
When I am designing a restoration plan, I look for opportunities to bring back the features lost from the greater landscape. An example of this is creating a marsh with varying depths and a deep water hole…better known as a gator hole in southwest Florida.
This provides habitat for aquatic fauna throughout the year. Which is of importance in southwest Florida where there is a wet season and a dry season.
Fill generated from the marsh creation is often used to backfill ditches restoring the natural water flow and water storage on the land.