Under permit #SWG-2005-01402 from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), East Beach Project Phase III, Ltd. undertook a project in East Galveston Beach, Texas, impacting 0.36 acres of jurisdictional adjacent wetlands within a 16-acre project area. To offset these impacts, the applicant initiated the creation of 0.72 acres of dune swale wetlands within a 7.6-acre mitigation area on the Gulf side of Palisade Palms.
The LJA Roadmap
Construction of the mitigation area commenced in November 2008, focusing on restoring dunes damaged by Hurricane Ike. Coordination with the Texas General Land Office was key, and the applicant voluntarily contributed to dune restoration. As the dunes were located within the wetland mitigation area, the creation of dune swale wetlands was integrated during the restoration. Planting occurred in the spring of 2009, and monitoring commenced in the summer.
The presence of federally listed threatened and endangered species, such as the piping plover and Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, required careful mitigation planning to avoid disrupting their habitats.
What We Offered
- Mitigation Plan
- Project Management
- TPWD Coordination
- Noxious Species Removal
- Subconsultant Coordination
- Transplant Survival Survey
- Threatened and Endangered Species Assessment
- Quarterly and Annual Monitoring and Reporting
- USACE Individual Permit Modification Preparation and Coordination