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New York Container Terminal Mitigation Planning

Wetland mitigation stratgey development and planning

Project Details

The New York Container Terminal (NYCT) engaged Great Ecology to develop mitigation strategies to offset wetland impacts incurred during NYCT’s potential marine terminal expansion in the Arthur Kill of New York Harbor on Staten Island. Great Ecology conducted extensive site investigations and GIS mapping to identify and evaluate potential mitigation locations in New York City, and developed ecological designs and cost-benefit analyses for feasible projects. Optional mitigation locations included the adjacent Arlington Marsh, Alley Creek Park, Queens and several other sites in the New York harbor estuary and Jamaica Bay. Great Ecology also liaised with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and the New York City Department of Environmental Conservation, and conducted stakeholder outreach on behalf of the client with regional planning and local citizens’ groups.



Biological Assessment, Ecological Design & Planning, GIS Cartography & Analysis, Mitigation Banking, Wetland Delineation & Permitting,


New York Container Terminal




Staten Island, New York