Coastal Restoration Projects

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Herrera conducts coastal restoration projects along a range of Puget Sound marine shoreline types: embayments (coastal wetlands/estuaries), bluffs, and spits (barrier beaches). Herrera creates sustainable and aesthetically pleasing shoreline habitat features that also offer public access to these sensitive environments. We understand the challenges and opportunities in constructing improvements in remote coastal environments and draw on that experience to maximize what can be achieved with available funding.  As part of our design process, we consider the relationship of the shoreline's configuration to function, erosion control, land use, access, habitats, aesthetics, and other issues. Many of our coastal projects have involved historic infrastructure such as stormwater outfall pipes and our restoration engineers are well suited to address these issues given our firm’s additional expertise in low impact and green stormwater management solutions.  Our services range from planning and analysis through design to post-construction monitoring.