From river deltas, eroding bluffs, barrier beaches to coastal wetlands, we have experience documenting physical changes in beach and coastal topography, bathymetry, sediment volume, inlet dynamics, sediment composition, vegetation assemblages, and nearshore habitats such as forage fish spawning areas. We have quantitatively monitored some beach restoration and enhancement projects for over 20 years, providing valuable knowledge for future design efforts. NSD + CGS has a wide range of sampling equipment for these tasks, including several types of RTK GPS units, total stations, drones, vortex forage fish egg density gear, boats, sediment samplers, and more. We have several approved biologists that can conduct required forage fish surveys in Washington State. We monitored 25 sites for the 2014 Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines (for WDFW) document and often develop monitoring plans, as well as carry them out.   

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