Safe Harbor is a small environmental consulting group working on and near, Cape Cod's shorelines. Safe Harbor designs compliance techniques to minimize impacts to natural resources during construction projects. Environmental permitting requires careful attention to detail and deadlines. Prior to submission,We develop a site management plan that integrates necessary project sequencing, resource area delineations, various use designations and specific mitigation for construction activity. Safe Harbor provides a built in liaison with regulatory agencies. We attend and participate in public hearings, providing detailed technical responses as necessary. Safe Harbor protects the property owner's liabilities.
Safe Harbor offers no cost site visits to review and discuss your project. We are experienced with various State and Municipal requirements for Environmental Permitting. Use links at bottom of page to locate more information regarding your specific needs.
We study resource areas: sand bars; Eel grass beds; fringe marshes; beaches; and dunes, as Linked Systems, because we believe they respond to energy pulses as systems. The onshore alignment of natural energy interacting with nature based infrastructures creates an intuitive model for studying Coastal Resiliency. Linked resource systems modify transmission of pulse energy. Pulse energy changes may provide clues to how we might use this "Available Energy" to modify coastal geomass. We have successfully explored some innovative strategies, using higher "Pule Energy" to enhance resiliency in a few linked, coastal resource systems. We have multiple projects currently underway.
Local Restaurant destroyed by storm waves when ineffectual protective pilings failed to work. Safe Harbor replaced these pilings with an innovative system that effectively managed storm wave energy. The restaurant has had no further damage, in 15 years.
Mega-Storm over wash sends ocean waters a mile into Pamet River Valley. Municipality responds, working with local state and federal agencies to restore the protective barrier dune. Safe Harbor coordinated the endangered species permitting and the field work associated with the emergency restoration effort.
Exploring ways to integrate native vegetation with residential structure. Most residential projects from concept through permitting to completion will take several years. Project management requires careful compliance, with conservation commission guidelines.
RELATED PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES:
View our Native Vegetation Planting Guide page
View our Endangered Species What You Need to Know page
View our Managing Storm Energy page
View our Cost Saving Techniques page