Coastal Engineering & Planning

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Restoration and Balance

Rapid wetland loss and the increased frequency of flooding threaten the existence of our coastal communities and culture. As industry leaders, T. Baker Smith provides solutions that balance the need for coastal restoration and flood protection. Both strategies are vital to enhancing and securing coastal shorelines to protect the communities within them. This critical synergy is our “Solution for Survival.” Our project teams bring an urgency to these efforts with integrated project plans that are designed to expedite regulatory coordination and develop and restore ecosystems.

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Coastal Solutions

  • Topographic and Bathymetric Surveys
  • Coastal Boundary Surveys
  • Alternatives Analyses
  • Dock Draft Monitoring Surveys
  • Shoreline Protection and Coastal Structures
  • Dredging and BUDM for Marsh Restoration
  • Hydrodynamic Monitoring
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Wetland Delineations
  • Wildlife and Habitat Surveys
  • Regulatory Permitting

Project Types

  • Flood Gates/Structures
  • Levees
  • Pump Stations
  • Forced Drainage Systems
  • Marsh Creation
  • Beach Nourishment
  • Freshwater Reintroduction
  • Marsh Terracing
  • Shoreline Protection

Our Coastal Leader

Jason Chauvin

Lead Professional

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Project Spotlights

See all of our latest projects in our full project portfolio

Professional Services

We perform a variety of services for our clients to take their project from start to finish

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Air Compliance

Water Quality Compliance & Permitting

Solid/Hazardous Waste Material Management

Coastal and Natural Resources

NEPA and Due Diligence

O&G/Pipeline Regulatory

Monitoring and Data Management

Additional Services

Customer Satisfaction

We let our customers speak for us

“ As a Landman, I have worked on projects with T Baker Smith for many years. I continue to utilize their services because they are professional, trustworthy and assist me, the client, in finding the most efficient resolution for varying types of challenges whether it’s surveying or permitting. ”

Carol M. Sledge, CPL
“ What keeps me coming back to T. Baker Smith is the dedication that Kenny and his team exhibits every day; it is one of the most valuable things to me. I cannot recall one time TBS did not follow through on getting what we asked for. You get what you pay for, and with TBS, we do not have to sit and babysit or redo the work. ”
Craig Guidry

“ We have worked previously with other consultants and find that TBS’ reliability and capability are superior to their competition. They are always available to assist us at Rebecca, Magnolia, Coulon, Acadia, St. Bridget and Evergreen Plantations as well as the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater Reintroduction project, by providing surveying and modeling support. ”

Jacob A. Giardina