Coastal Resilience and Navigation Services

Natural disasters, coastal erosion and human impacts are among the forces that regularly threaten our coastal resources. Freese and Nichols’ multidisciplinary teams provide coastal and navigation services, applying holistic, sustainable and resilient solutions to restore damaged coastal areas, prepare for the effects of unavoidable and unpredictable events, and protect the livelihoods and quality of life for those who depend on healthy coasts.

Agency Partnerships

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Texas General Land Office
  • Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
  • Cities, ports and NGOs
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Specific Services

Planning and Asset Management
  • Vulnerability assessments
  • Hazard mitigation plans
  • Zoning and urban planning
  • Asset management services
  • W/WW master planning
  • Stormwater/flood master planning
  • Coastal watershed studies
  • Dredged material management plans
  • Compound flooding modeling
  • Wave/storm surge/numerical modeling
  • Fluvial stormwater modeling in coastal watersheds
  • Hydrodynamic and coastal sediment transport modeling
Engineering, Design and Management
  • Design
  • Geotechnical services
  • Program and construction management
  • Fluvial/riparian restoration
  • Dredging and dredged material management
Engineering, Design and Management Project Types
  • Levees
  • Floodwalls/seawalls
  • Jetties/breakwaters
  • Revetments
  • Pump stations
  • Natural channels
  • Channel geometries improvements
  • Stormwater structures
  • Hard armoring solutions
  • In-bay terraces
  • Marshes and island restoration
  • Beaches and dunes
  • Other living shorelines
Environmental, Permitting and Remediation Services
  • Wetlands assessments
  • Environmental permitting
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Monitoring
  • NEPA compliance assessments
  • Environmental impact statements
  • Natural resource management plans
  • Mitigation banking
  • Beneficial use of dredged material (BUDMAT) solutions
Ecosystems Services
  • Habitat restoration
  • Marsh creation
  • Terracing
  • Beach and dune restoration
  • Sediment management
  • Living shorelines
Navigation Tools
  • Beneficial use of dredged material
  • Channel geometries improvements
  • Dredged material management plans

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Bahia Grande Rookery Island and Wetland Restoration Preliminary Design

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Lavaca Bay Receiving Water Monitoring Program

Formosa Plastics Corporation

Schicke Point Shoreline Protection

Schicke Point Restoration Partners

South Texas Gateway Terminal

Buckeye Partners LP

Bayou Eau Noire Ridge Restoration and Marsh Creation

Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

Big Lake Weir and Overbank Assessment

City of Plano, Texas

Coastal Texas Restoration Study Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement

Texas General Land Office

Oyster Restoration Feasibility

Texas General Land Office

Port of Liberty Navigation Study

Trinity River Authority, Texas

Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management, Orange County

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sediment Budget Analysis & Modeling

Texas General Land Office

West Lake Pontchartrain

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers