Our nearshore and estuarine environments extensively overlap with our built environment and are a critical ecosystem component, particularly for anadromous fish. NSD + CGS’s focus on the nearshore includes our geomorphic, risk identification, and restoration skills to assess this dynamic landscape that is under so much pressure. Our work includes monitoring local water levels to accurately translate our region’s limited tide gauges to the project site – a foundational element of tidal process. We focus on reconnecting altered elements of the nearshore, particularly estuaries that provide essential transitional habitats and are part of a larger set of coastal landforms. We develop restoration designs to maximize the habitat improvement for a broad range of species while reducing risk for adjacent properties and infrastructure. These environments are dynamic by nature, so restoration often means reconnecting and reengaging processes.