Aqua-Hab: Aquatic Rehabilitation & Landscape Design
Based in Durango, Aqua-Hab specializes in aquatic systems services in Southwest Colorado and the San Juan River Basin. We take pride in working with the natural environment to restore balance to our precious waterways. From riverbank preservation to fish habitat restoration, aquatic landscape design to wetland rehabilitation, we've got you covered.
Why Choose Aqua-Hab?
Experience in Aquatic Systems Rehabilitation
Since 1989, we've worked with folks across government, tribal and private sectors to restore aquatic systems to their former grandeur. With nearly 30 years of experience in riparian ecosystem evaluation, we provide clients with sustainable options that are guaranteed to not only mitigate riverbank erosion but also reclaim those natural aquatic habitats as places of awe-inspiring beauty.
Superior Aquatic Landscape Design
Water has a mind of its own, so it's our job to tap into nature-based solutions that take into account both your vision and Mother Nature's unruly surprises. From erosion control to creating a healthy trout fishery, our recipe blends environmental science with aquatic landscape design. Enhance watershed improvements with rock art, tranquil ponds or waterfall features that are functional and easy on the eyes.
Aquatic Environmental Preservation & Sustainability
We know ponds, rivers, wetlands and floodplains operate on their own time, so we strive to work with these geological processes. From shaping small, backyard wetland oases to steering large, river restoration projects, Aqua-Hab uses eco-conscious environmental engineering practices and efficient, sensitive construction tactics. We make every effort to utilize only the most sustainable strategies.
Who is Aqua-Hab?
||Aqua-Hab owner and founder, Corey Sue Hutchinson, moved to Southwest Colorado in 1989 to serve as fisheries biologist for the San Juan National Forest. She's since established herself as a true pioneer in river rehabilitation, launching her personal consulting firm, Aqua-Hab, in 1994. With a passion for ecological preservation, Corey Sue pairs intuition with her education in water flow and skills in wetlands restoration, fish habitat improvements and erosion control in the complex fisheries of the San Juan River Basin.|
We are delighted with the river habitat work that Corey Sue did for us on the Dolores River. She is very well respected by the river and water management agencies so the permit process was straightforward. We asked for features that created character for the river and habitat for trout. The features are well designed and well built. After high water from three spring snow melts the rocks are holding fast and the fish (rainbows, cut-throats, and browns) are surviving the winters and growing rapidly. The fishers (people, eagles and ospreys) are happy too!John and Kim Baxter
We highly recommend Corey Sue Hutchinson, and her company Aqua Hab, Inc. We could not be happier with the work she did in the stream in front of our house. She handled all the permits and paperwork, and she brought the job in on-time and on budget. The river is beautiful, and we love the contemplation and access points she made for us. Plus, the fish are happier than ever.Don and Terri Oliver