This 500,000-acre water resources and marsh restoration project is designed to reduce ecological, economic and cultural losses in the Northern Terrebonne Marshes in Louisiana by increasing the conveyance of river water from the Atchafalaya to the target marsh areas and modifying existing controls affecting marsh hydrology. The Northern Terrebonne Marshes have experienced significant wetland losses due to human impacts, subsidence, erosion and habitat conversion.
Specific objectives for marsh restoration are:
- Increase sediment and nutrient inputs into estuarine wetlands
- Prevent land loss and habitat conversion
- Protect socioeconomic resources
- Restore marsh hydrology
- Reduce salinity
- Increase freshwater residence time
- Sustain existing fish & wildlife habitat
Cypress worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District supporting the LCA 6 program effort in conjunction with the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration and a multidisciplinary team of specialist engineering, scientific and consulting firms on this marsh restoration project.
Cypress Environmental Services (Cypress), LLC, is a small, woman-owned business specializing in engineering, planning, and environmental science from our office in Biloxi, Mississippi. We provide a range of environmental science and engineering services including consulting, construction administration, and construction contracting and are a licensed engineering firm in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia.
Cypress focuses on creating better projects where the built environment meets the natural environment. We stay abreast of current research as well as innovations in products, materials, and techniques to provide the most cost-effective methods to achieve an individual client’s objectives while planning and building projects and developments that work with the environment.