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In order to achieve success, a coastal project must not only reflect sound engineering but also fulfill the requirements of the regulatory community and the expectations of coastal stakeholders. Such stakeholders may include local residents, beach users, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

To facilitate the process of permit acquisition, we maintan on-going relationships with federal and state agencies based on the precepts of accurate disclosure, collaboration, and mutual trust stemming from past experience. As active users of the coastal zone, we strive to be fully aware of the needs of coastal stakeholders and to set realistic expectations for project outcomes.

Examples of our involvement with stakeholder relations include conducting technical information sessions at villages on Alaska’a North Slope, and bringing a group of Russian specialists to the United States to provide first-hand exposure to non-traditional slope protection techniques. Representative regulatory interactions include acquiring the permits for beach improvements in a Southern California city and for the removal of an experimental surfing reef, and performing bathymetric surveys and preparing reports to document compliance with subsea pipeline permit stipulations.
 
RELEVANT PROJECTS
 
Temperate Regions
 
BEACH MANAGEMENT - LONG BEACH, CA
 
Cold Regions
 
COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND REGULATORY LIAISON, PUBLIC AND AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
 
 
 
 
 
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