Coastal and Marine Restoration Experts

 Puget Sound beach, Washington

Puget Sound beach, Washington

One of the ecosystems where we are beginning to see the immediate effects of global change right now are aquatic environments.  News headlines show entire countries being lost to sea level rise and erosion.  FEMA is now redistricting flood areas to avoid coverage in flood and storm surge hazard areas.  This has made some waterfront properties, coastal and riverine, with declining values that are further difficult to sell. 

Here at BTND we know what to do to enhance properties that face immediate threats of global change.  See, some of the negative effects of sea level rise can be mitigated through restorative and adaptive landscape design.  Mitigation aimed at restoring and protecting natural and human systems enhances the natural and aesthetic capital of properties.  Restorative design may take place at large regional scales, and also smaller landowner levels - all with the same result - stabilizing ecosystem processes and protecting properties.  Here at BTND we are highly trained in the restoration of coastal cliffs, wetland, beaches, seagrass and seaweed ecosystems.

If you are worried about how sea level rise or coastal flooding may impact your property or management area, BTND is able to help.  Please contact us for a consultation to discuss your needs and options.   We have ideas and methods that may help you protect your assets and contribute to long-term sustainability.