Coastal 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.

  • Coastal Structures: Breakwaters, seawalls/floodwalls, levees, marshes, islands, beaches, dunes
  • Ecosystems: Habitat restoration, wetlands assessments, sediment management, coastal watershed studies, living shorelines
  • Environmental Work: Permitting, regulatory compliance, EIS-NEPA compliance
  • Navigation Tools: Beneficial Use of Dredged Material, channel geometries improvements, dredged material management plans
  • 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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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