Who We Are

In 2002, Robert Ross started Rosscapes Inc. We began our journey as a landscape contractor and built a significant cliental within a few years.   In order to keep up with our customer’s needs, we purchased a skid steer and mini excavator and began doing small excavation projects, lawn installations, retaining walls and private utility lines.

In 2009, we were asked to do a stream restoration project for a coal company. After completing that project, we were excited and intrigued by the nature of this specialized work. We continued to do stream work for the coal company for several years, and our love for the outdoors was built. Since then, we have only focused on streams and wetlands.

What We Do

Natural Channel Design

The most common type of stream restoration being used in the United States.  NCD is an approach to water course restoration and realignment which attempts to reconstruct channels to emulate the natural physical form of the river or stream that would be appropriate for that location.

Wetland Restoration

The manipulation of a former or degraded wetland’s physical, chemical or biological characteristic to return its natural functions.  Wetland creation is the construction of a wetland on a site that was never a wetland.

Legacy Floodplain Approach

A relatively new design to restoring streams. This approach reconnects the floodplain to the gravel layer within the valley. Several wetland cells are also formed along the entire channel.

Riparian Buffer Planting

Riparian Buffers are one of the most important practices used to control non-point pollution and improve water quality.  The riparian buffers are the grasses, grass-like, forbs, shrubs, trees and other vegetation growing along streams.

Gate Cut

A type of stream restoration that is required in areas that have subsided due to long wall mining. Typical gate cuts are less than 1200’ in length.

Stream Bank Fencing

A simple, effective way to improve water quality in streams that flow through pastures or other farmland.

Recent Projects