Land & Coastal Services is an environmental consulting company specializing in ecological services and water resource management.
We work with clients in the public & private sectors and have expertise and project experience in the areas of commercial and residential property development, project management, energy transmission, storm water management, transportation, freshwater & coastal habitat restoration, vegetation management, and watershed planning. Our personnel are respected professionals with extensive field and regulatory experience.
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One of the goals for the RWP Ponds Restoration Project established by the Project Steering Committee was to utilize native plant material and neighborhood volunteers to complete the plant installations designed as part of the five stormwater best management practices constructed in the Park.
Westport, MA. 2010-2011. Subcontractor to CLE Engineering, Inc. Eelgrass restoration planning and field work for Westport Harbor maintenance dredge. View more on this project »
Land & Coastal Service’s staff assisted with bathymetric surveys, aquatic macrophyte surveys to create a species list and identify potential infestations of invasive weed growth and collection of in-situ water quality parameters,including temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, color, turbidity, and specific conductance.
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The Ponds are impacted by phosphorus loading from a watershed that includes the seven park ponds, extends into the City of Cranston and includes Mashapaug Pond, Spectacle Pond and Tongue Pond. These waterbodies exist within a highly urbanized watershed that is mostly impervious. Land & Coastal is supporting the city and project team with overall project coordination including grant and contract administration, technical coordination with contractors for water quality, engineering, fish and wildlife studies, and project reporting.
This pilot project demonstrates an approach to climate-change preparedness applicable at watershed scales throughout the Northeast, particularly in urbanized areas where ecosystems, communities and infrastructure are all potentially vulnerable to climate change impacts.
Land & Coastal provided project management, permit preparation and submittal, regulatory coordination and regulation review as a subcontractor to the ESS Group, Inc. on this renovation of a commercial building. The project included a bulkhead repair for an existing charter fishing boat business, ISDS replacement, and demolition of the former fish processing plant for a new 15 room inn and spa development. LCS coordinated all regulatory reviews and permitting including RI Coastal Resources Management Council, RI Department of Environmental Management, Town of Tiverton and RI Department of Transportation. Project components included low-impact development designs to reduce overall stormwater runoff from the site.