In order for us to set up a plan of action, we'll need some information from you. Please fill out Section A and B if you are interested in learning what we can do for you.
(Also, we can provide you tools to self assess your site. Follow this link for self assessment tools.)
Name (Organization) -
E-mail address -
1a) Where is the project located? [Country, County, City, etc.] Can you provide us with GPS Coordinates so we can look at the site with Google Earth?
2a) How difficult is it to access the site? [For example, we have to carry planters to the area that can range from a few pounds to many pounds and we need to know how difficult this task would be]
3a) Describe the soil conditions as best as you can at the intended site [rock, mud, sand, depth to hard bottom or changes in composition, nutrient availablity, etc.]
[Note:we will eventually need a soil sample from them to compute fertilizer requirements and to adapt appropriate anchoring methods to the planter]
4a) Describe the amount of sunlight the site will experience [full sun, full shade, partial shade, compass direction site faces]
5a) What is the normal tide range [mllw to mhhw]? In your experience, what is the highest level of water you would expect over the next 3-5 years when the plants will be most vulnerable to damage from floating debris [wrack]?
6a) How would you describe the amount of floating debris at the site? [heavy-populated area, docks, timber, trees, large objects, medium-natural objects such as coconuts, seaweed, light-protected area with low fetch]
7a) What is the salinity of the area? [full strength seawater, brackish, fresh water, concentrated/evaporated seawater] Describe any seasonal or other factors that change this.
8a) Will the site be accessible to the general public and is it subject to being disturbed? [and do you have any concerns with vandalism, unintentional human disruptions, trampeling, tangled fishing lines, boat wake, construction or development in the immediate area].
9a) At what depth or range of depths would do you plan on planting your mangroves? [Note: we can plant Red Mangroves from about 5 feet deep to + 0 at mean high tide. Black Mangroves can be planted from Mean High tide to about +1] [Note: additional costs may be involved when Red Mangroves are planted deeper than -1 foot at mean high tide.]
10a) Describe sunken debris that may impact your site [rocks from nearby rip rap, coral heads during storms, other rocks or metal/dense objects in the sea].
11a) What is the climate at your site? [how many days per year have nightime temperatures over 68 degress Fahrenheit] [Gives us a Growing Speed Index]
and continue to Section B
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