The use of natural methods to control creek bank erosion, and to restore natural stream habitat. Also referred to as, “biotechnical slope protection,” soil-bioengineering involves the use of live and dead woody cuttings and poles or posts collected from native plants, to revegetate watershed slopes and stream banks. The cuttings, posts, and vegetative systems composed of bundles, layers, and mats of the cuttings and posts provide structure, drains, and vegetative cover to repair eroding and slumping slopes.
TLA use of LWD in the Grass River is a great example of soil bioengineering.
Glossary of Watershed Terms. (n.d.). Retrieved March 24, 2017, from http://www.coastalrcd.org/zone9/factsheets/glossary.html