The Port of Corpus Christi Authority goes beyond compliance with statutes and regulations, coordinating with multiple agencies, boards, institutes and foundations in order to plan and design projects with sustainability at the forefront.
We conduct analyses to measure, document, and if appropriate, minimize or determine mitigation measures for impacts to the natural and human environment that could result from the proposed projects. Areas of analysis include biological resources, human environment and the physical environment.
Dredge material is placed in a variety of upland and aquatic habitats (including estuarine and tidal marsh) where erosion has occurred due to acute disturbance (e.g. storms) or chronic impacts (e.g. currents). The Port of Corpus Christi Authority works closely with the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program on bird studies and programs, including conducting bird surveys, predator management, and providing funding for creating, enhancing or restoring habitat and nesting areas.