Rivers by Design

Ecological Solutions for Aquatic Habitat Restoration


Applied Fluvial Geomorphology         River Channel Design / Restoration     Wetland Design / Mitigation     Native Habitat Creation                           Flood Management          Bank Stabilization          Watershed Planning     Permit Acquisition          Fish Passage           Hydraulics


Point Bar Resources, LLC (PBR) is a small water resource consulting firm providing innovative, cost effective, and ecologically sound solutions for private landowners, government, and the industry sector.

PBR specializes in geomorphic assessment and investigation, process-based river and wetland design, regulatory permitting, and applied restoration practices of rivers and their floodplains. 

Geomorphic Assessment

At PBR, we focus on water resource problem solving by evaluating how collective human impacts and natural disturbances affect streams and wetlands spatially and temporally. Our understanding of landform/channel evolution and fluvial geomorphic process link the scientific fields of geology, biology, and engineering, and integrate the collective innovations of stakeholders working towards long-term watershed restoration goals. 

Design & Construction

PBR approaches river/ floodplain and wetland habitat restoration projects by incorporating process-based geomorphic assessment practices to better understand how human induced and natural disturbances influence the larger river corridor and its aquatic resources.

We incorporate cutting-edge bioengineering, revegetation, and channel/bank stabilization techniques that aggregate local native materials with modern biodegradable and synthetic erosion control products.

Regulatory Permitting

  PBR will determine if and what regulatory permit requirements exist for your individual location and project needs. Each state is different, but typically any work below the ‘ordinary high water” mark that affects waters or wetlands of the United States requires statutory permit application(s) from one or more county, state, and/or federal government agency. 

MT DNRC Stream Permit Application

Project Experience

PBR, LLC brings 25 years of professional consulting experience helping stakeholders achieve their water and natural resource goals.

Sunlight Creek Bank  Restoration, Shoshone NF, Wyoming.
Elks Springs Creek Restoration: Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Centennial Valley, Montana. 
Shields River Bank Restoration, Double T River Ranch, Clyde Park, Montana.  
Thompson Spring Creek, Gallatin River Watershed, Belgrade, MT. 
Yellowstone River Levee Reconstruction and Pre-emptive Bank Stabilization, Livingston, MT.
Trail Creek Channel and Floodplain Restoration, Park County, MT.
North Fork Big Hole River Restoration Design Plan, Wisdom, MT. 
Rocky Creek Bank Stabilization and Floodplain Renaturalization, Gallatin County, MT.
Flood Mitigation and Urban Channel Restoration and Naturalization, Fleshman Creek, Livingston, MT, Park County, MT.
Bridger Creek Channel-Floodplain Restoration, Lazy J Ranch, Bozeman, MT.
DH Ranch, MT Dept. of Transportation (MDT) Wetland Mitigation, Edgar, MT
Denali National Park and Preserve Kantishna District
Mine Reclamation and Stream Reconstruction, AK

Contact us

Call to discuss your water resource project and see how we may assist. 

DeWitt Dominick

Principal Scientist



MS, Watershed Science- Utah State University, 1997
BA, Geography and Environmental Sciences- Middlebury College, 1991

Community & Professional Affiliations

Park County, MT Conservation District Board of Supervisors
Clyde Park, MT Planning Board- Secretary
Shields Valley Watershed Group
International Association of Geomorphologists