Dewberry has been awarded a $5 million, five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The contract extends previous work associated with modernizing the Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) by providing a wide variety of technical, mapping and programmatic support to the USFWS.

The CBRS consists of more than 3 million acres of undeveloped coastal areas along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Over the past 14 years, the task order supported finalizing the congressionally-authorized Digital Pilot Project and revising CBRS boundaries to honor congressional intent. The effort requires extensive research and data mining to enable informed recommendations for each CBRS boundary. 

Dewberry’s recent task orders include assisting the USFWS with comprehensive modernization of CBRS maps for states affected by Hurricane Sandy. This task order supports the finalization of the congressionally authorized Digital Pilot Project and preparing a CBRS data layer for inclusion on Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Dewberry also supports the USFWS in assisting homeowners who are close to a CBRS boundary to determine eligibility for federal flood insurance. 

About Dewberry

Dewberry is a market-facing firm with a history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with more than 40 locations and 2,000-plus professionals nationwide.