Coastal Management & Consulting
Environmental Consultant, Coastal Landscape Contractor
Rob has been working on the Florida coastline and in the Caribbean since 1973, and has carried out over 1900 dune restoration and management projects ranging from large scale (miles of shoreline per project) hurricane repairs to sophisticated, comprehensive habitat restorations.
Coastal Management & Consulting specializes in no-irrigation-system projects to replicate the complete coastal ecosystem, using a strong and population balanced mix of native plant species. Most landscape installations are for high-end, oceanfront private homes integrating storm protective dune function with the demand for an attractive and sustainable vista.
Coastal Growers nursery specialized in propagation and production of rare and listed coastal species not generally available in the trade, cultured to optimize survival installed in projects without irrigation systems. The nursery produced 60+ native species from colorful flowers to striking specimens including several for which Coastal Growers was the sole source.
Some of Rob’s more notable projects include dunescapes, repairs and restorations for City of Delray Beach, Town of Jupiter Island, Elbow Key (Bahamas), Manalapan private preserve, Indigo Cay (Bahamas), Hutchison Island and Governor Beach, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies.
Rob regularly addresses professional organizations at conferences on coastal policy, plant science and landscape management practices. He has also tenaciously and successfully lobbied for significant revisions to coastal management policy and regulation at state and local levels.
Presentation by Rob Barron, Coastal Management Consulting, including IMPORTANT NEW UPDATES TO STATE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES Landscaping and restoration activities on dunes necessitate state and/or local permits for planting and pruning activities. Learn about important recent updates to best practices for maintaining seagrapes and other salt tolerant dune plants protected seaward of a coastal construction […]