Coral Transportation and 2 Year Monitoring Program

Tokyu Land Corporation

Palau Pacific Resort, Republic of Palau

Palau

Hart Crowser conducted an innovative mitigation project that was planned and implemented as one of several “Special Conditions” of a US Department of the Army Section 404 permit that authorized the construction of a permanent jetty to protect and stabilize a man-made beach at Palau Pacific Resort. This first of its kind project involved project design and planning, baseline coral reef surveys, transplant site selection, project execution, and monitoring of transplanted corals and associated invertebrates for a period of 24 months post transplantation. Other actions involved the coordination of the project with US federal and Republic of Palau regulatory agencies.