If your marina, boatyard or waterfront facility is located on state-owned lands then you likely have a lease with Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and pay an associated fee for your use of the land. In fact, a high percentage of water dependent uses (marinas, community association docks, marine terminals, etc.) occupy these state-owned aquatic lands.
New requirements on the way
DNR is currently developing a Habitat Conservation Plan that will guide their environmental protection mandate and incorporate new requirements into the next lease negotiations with their tenants. DNR is mandated to provide for a balanced approach to the management of these lands including fostering water dependent uses, providing public access and ensuring environmental protection.
Kulshan Services provides a detailed assessment of the environmental, regulatory and infrastructure issues potentially impacting future facility operations and lease negotiations. An assessment includes:
Kulshan Services also offers an inspection program to help marinas plan for future lease negotiations. What does a typical inspection involve?
In addition to inspections, Kulshan Services and its partners provide a comprehensive package of planning, economic analysis, design engineering, and construction oversight services to all private and public marinas.
We provide direction and advisory services in the case of the following issues:
Conservation measures for all marinas under State lease are being evaluated
Regulatory issues are coming down the pike for lessees. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is working to reduce impacts of existing marine facilities on threatened and endangered species and their habitats. All new marina leases will include these requirements for upgrades and modifications.
Kulshan Services believes an educational approach through the inspection process can provide maritime industry owners and operators insight into how the new conservation measures will play out in their next lease negotiation. We work closely with clients to provide a detailed assessment of the environmental, regulatory and infrastructure issues potentially impacting future marina operations.Planning for the future takes time. Get ahead of the game and learn what steps you can take now to improve outcomes in your next lease negotiation.