River Design Group (RDG) is a team of highly skilled professionals that combine science-based knowledge with proven restoration techniques to advance the field of ecosystem and river restoration. Our staff have over 350 years of combined restoration experience with more than 550 river restoration design projects, 1,450 river miles assessed or restored, 65 culverts and bridges designed and built for fish passage, 46 dams removed or modified, 50 fish screen projects implemented, and 1,750 acres of wetland or estuary restoration projects designed. Over the last 10 years, we have exceeded $75M in constructed restoration projects in the Western United States.

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River Design Group is hiring an Ecologist in Whitefish! Field work includes wetland delineation and vegetation assessment in unique ecosystems throughout MT, ID, OR, and WY, and our office is located minutes away from Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier National Park. Please view the full listing at
#hiring #ecologist #riverrestoration #wetlandrestoration
Doing some investigative field work on the local snowpack! Basin-wide snow water equivalent is 97% of normal. #springrunoff #whitefishmountainresort #riverrestoration
We are honored to be recognized by the Flathead Audubon Society with the Business Conservation Achievement Award 👍 #birdsneedhabitattoo #riparianrestoration
Front row seat to this new side channel on the Boise River #froglife
We are hiring! Two positions in Whitefish are open: Fluvial Geomorphologist and River Restoration Engineer. Please visit our Careers page! https://www.riverdesigngroup.com/about/careers/ #hiring #engineer #fluvialgeomorphology #riverrestoration
Thinking of colorful fall days out on The Kootenai River in Idaho. Lots more exciting work is lined up for 2022! 
 #riverrestoration #kootenairiver #Sturgeon
The Methow is a big river with big potential! This shot was captured during a field mission on the Lower Methow River in late November. The Lower Methow has been heavily manipulated by humans over the years and this will be the first significant restoration effort that is implemented.
Project Partners: @methowsalmon
Hey, we are hiring 😀 looking for an experienced River Restoration Engineer at our WF office. Check out Careers on our website for more information! 👍
Hey, we are hiring in WF 😎 looking for an experienced CAD Tech! Check out Careers on our website 🤙🏼
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