Rockefeller Refuge Gulf Shoreline Stabilization
For Cameron Parish, Louisiana
The Rockefeller Refuge Gulf Shoreline Project was located along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline from Beach Prong to Joseph Harbor in Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Cameron Parish. The site work was located from the mouth of Joseph Harbor Bay out westward approximately 7,000 linear feet. The site was accessible only by boat. The purpose of this project was to address shoreline retreat which averages approximately 39 feet per year, with a subsequent direct loss of emergent saline marsh. GOTECH, Inc. performed construction administration and inspection for the project.
Inspection Duties Included the Following:
- Monitored construction contractor during project layout
- Monitored construction progress, recorded daily activities, amount of work performed/material placed, equipment on-site, weather conditions and all pertinent information on the LDNR daily inspection report
- Prepared weekly progress reports summarizing construction progress
- Assured materials were in accordance with plans and specifications
- Assured construction contractor used the permitted access routes
- Assured vegetation outside project limits and access routes was not harmed
- Observed construction contractor's quantity surveys and verified results in payment application
- Performed special inspections and testing of the work to determine acceptability
- Observed necessary surveys by construction contractor to determine that the template was within the tolerances for acceptance as outlined in the specifications
South Pecan Island Freshwater Introduction -Vermillion Parish, LA
For Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Louisiana’s Coastal Restoration Program constitutes the nation’s most ambitious ecosystem restoration plan to provide storm and flood protection; enhance fisheries production; create, restore and enhance wetlands; protect wildlife resources; and support the activities of oil and gas development, navigation and ecotourism. The proposed project area is approximately 700 acres, including open water and marshland. Project attributes include deepening and widening a 7,400 linear foot conveyance channel from White Lake to an existing drainage culvert beneath Hwy 82. GOTECH, Inc. provided topographic and bathymetric surveying and reports.
Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration
For National Marine Fisheries Service
GOTECH, Inc., with its long term relationship with the National Marine Fisheries Service, served as it's engineering and surveying consultant. A variety of projects nominated by the NMFS were awarded funding by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Program. GOTECH was involved in various aspects of these projects such as writing environmental assessment reports, providing technical reviews of construction plans and specifications, attending engineering and administrative meetings and providing construction administration. GOTECH personnel have worked on projects such as East Timbalier Island Restoration, Big Island, Black Bayou Hydrologic Restoration, Four Mile Canal, The Jaws, Little Lake and Pecan Island. GOTECH survey crews continue to provide field data such as water depth, cross sections, beach profiles, marsh elevations, dune sections, channel depths and shoreline topography.