Coastal Market Leader
John D. Foret, Ph.D. recently joined C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, L.L.C. as Environmental Operations Leader. Dr. Foret has experience since 1994 in the coastal regions of Louisiana, most recently as a Research Fisheries Biologist for the Department of Conservation (DOC), National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Dr. Foret served as Research Fisheries Biologist with DOC/NOAA/NMFS Galveston Laboratory from 1998 to 2016 and was Team Leader within the Fishery Ecology Branch in Lafayette, LA. He coordinated all activities associated with the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) relating to coastal fisheries habitat restoration for the NMFS in southwest Louisiana. As Federal Project Manager of CWPPRA projects, Dr. Foret was responsible for proposed project site evaluation, formulating and developing a restoration plan, developing a cost estimate for the proposed restoration plan, overseeing project budget, project design, implementation, inspection, evaluation of contractor efforts, and post-construction biological and engineering monitoring.