Coastal Magnet is recognized as one of the Southeast Region’s premier coastal consulting firms in ecosystem restoration with significant experience restoring wetlands and coastal shorelines over the last decades.
The specialties and capabilities of our ecosystem restoration professionals include the following:
Wetland & Coastal Zone Mitigation, Restoration & Creation
• Feasibility Studies
• Sand & Marsh Sediment Searches
• Environmental Surveys
• Habitat Restoration Planning & Implementation
• Wetland Value Assessments (WVAs)
• Shoreline Protection
• Marsh & Wetland Creation
• Breach Management Planning
• Storm Response Alternatives
• Performance Monitoring & Assessment
• Construction Management
• Permitting & Environmental Compliance
• Estimating Project Costs & Benefits
• Rendering Expert Opinion
• Performing Project Management
In the 1980s, Coastal Magnet conducted one of the first successful mangrove restoration projects in Florida. Since then, we have worked on mangrove monitoring; the design of living shorelines; and the design of seagrass, dune and mangrove restoration, including the planting of native vegetation throughout the region.
Since 2002 Coastal Magnet has been part of a team of coastal scientists and engineers working on the permitting and construction of barrier island ecosystem restoration projects designed to restore beaches and protect the marshes and bayous in coastal Louisiana. This work involves creating extensive salt marshes on the bays side of these islands and dune creation on newly created or existing beaches of the islands.