The Natural Resources and Restoration team at Manhard Consulting brings experience from both public and private work.  Our team has completed projects across the US and they understand the nature of permitting and what it takes to get projects built, helping you mold your visions into a buildable project.

Featured Projects

Government and Municipal

Paulus Park Beach Restoration

Lake Zurich, Illinois
Government and Municipal

Lake Leopold Shoreline Restoration

Grayslake, Illinois


lake restoration servicesLake & Lake Restoration Services

Lake restoration and management requires knowledgeable specialists.  The Natural Resources team at Manhard boasts one of only a handful of accredited Certified Lake Professionals (CLP) in the state of Illinois.

Our staff has experience performing a wide range of services, including:

  • Shoreline Restoration Design & Permitting
  • Dredging Design, Project Management and Permitting
  • Shoreline and Littoral Zone Assessments
    • Traditional Paper Assessment
    • Video Assessment with Narration
    • Drone Assessment
  • Stakeholder Group Development
  • Lake District/Association Project Prioritization, Lake Management Planning
  • Pollutant Load Assessments and Modeling
  • Watershed Planning and Watershed Management

stream restorationStream & Stream Restoration Services

While land development ordinances and regulation changes are always in progress, our teams work to protect the resources that remain, and at times enhance them when possible.

Streams can mean many different things to many different people and groups.  A summary list of our stream and stream restoration services:

  • Stream Restoration, Stabilization, and/or Enhancement
  • Stream Analysis, Hydraulic Review, and Stability Assessment
  • Watershed Planning and Watershed Management
  • Stream Biological and Habitat Assessments
  • Stream Permitting in Association with Modification, Restoration, etc.
  • Grant Writing and Grant Management for Improvement Proposals or Projects
  • Design review and cost estimating

natural resources services manhard consultingOther Natural Resources Services

Our natural resources team provides a wide variety of services that help bridge the gap between general civil engineering and natural resources management. These additional support services include:


  • Wetland Consulting and Permitting
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis and Design
  • GIS Mapping in Support of Natural Resources Initiatives
  • Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA), Letters of Map Revision (LOMR)
  • Site Stormwater Analysis and Design
  • Subdivision Stormwater Designs (of Existing Subdivisions):
    • Stormwater Management Retrofits
    • Pond Maintenance Inspections
    • Pond Dredging Design, Permitting, and Bidding Assistance
  • Green Infrastructure Design and Analysis

Service Line Leaders

Diane Bouckaert, PE, CFM, CPESC

Senior Project Manager
Professional Registrations
Registered Professional Engineer, State of Illinois, #62-050856
Certified Floodplain Manager, State of Illinois, IL-04-00143
University of Illinois, Bachelor of Science/Civil Engineering
Professional Affiliations
Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management
Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals