Mitigation projects are designed to provide long-term,
ecologically sustainable alternatives that offset potential
or realized environmental impacts resulting from a proposed
development or other activities.
Coastal Systems International, Inc. develops environmental
monitoring and mitigation plans as part of the project
planning and permitting process for coastal and marine
projects. Mitigation is implemented to offset unavoidable
impacts imposed by a project. Specifically, the plan
documents the extent of sensitive marine and terrestrial
life, as well as other resources such as water, in the
vicinity of the proposed project; confirms minimization
of impacts to natural resources; outlines mitigation
for impacted resources; and presents an implementation
and monitoring plan for the construction and mitigation
A mitigation and monitoring plan is developed to compensate
for direct, indirect, cumulative, and/or secondary project
impacts to coastal environments. Included in the monitoring
portion of the natural plan are performance criteria
designed to measure success of the mitigation project.
Mitigation plans can be required by local, state, and/or
federal agencies through the environmental permitting
process. Potential impacts to protected species such
as mangroves, manatees and seagrasses in Florida are
addressed by multiple political and regulatory jurisdictions.
Coastal Systems has comprehensive in-house capabilities
that can be applied at every stage of the mitigation
and monitoring process, from field surveys to planning,
securement of multi-jurisdictional authorizations, implementation,
and performance documentation for the plan.