Project Management, Engineering and Construction Inspection Services
The Lake Boudreaux Living Mitigation project saw the construction of over 13 miles of terraces on 1,235 acres of open water located to the north of Lake Boudreaux in Terrebonne Parish. The project will provide a much-needed barrier for the local community as well as creating wildlife habitat. The terraces are designed to reduce wave fetch and protect residents and businesses from possible storm surge impacts. The terraces will trap suspended sediments generated by the wind and wave action in the surrounding area. The terrace construction will enhance submerged aquatic vegetation growth and provide resting and nesting habitats for avian life. In total the project will establish over 30 acres of emergent marsh habitat.
The project was constructed under the Louisiana Strategic Adaptations for Future Environment (LASAFE) program. The program works in partnership with the Office of Community Development (OCD) and the Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) to identify adaptation strategies to enhance the resilience of coastal Louisiana.
The construction of this project was interrupted when the area took a direct hit from Hurricane Ida. Even with the delay caused from Ida, Fenstermaker was able to work with the owner, contractor, and land manager to complete this project during duck season on a later schedule than initially proposed.
Fenstermaker responsibilities included: Project Management, Technical Advisor, Coordination with the Grant Managers, Construction Administration, and On-site Inspection.