Seagrass Surveys

Many water-sited projects or activities requiring an Environmental Resource Permit (ERP), and in some cases Joint Coastal Permit (JCP), must demonstrate avoidance and/or minimization of impacts to water resources, primarily seagrasses. There are seven species of seagrasses in Florida, including the federally-listed Johnson’s seagrass. While investigating seagrasses, Ardea will also document other bottom-dwelling resources or conditions of interest to regulatory agencies. Ardea staff have conducted seagrass surveys throughout the state of Florida for a variety of project types prior to design and for post-construction monitoring required by permits. Results of our surveys are usually available to our clients within a few business days after field work.