Coastal Zone Foundation names Kyle Clark as newest Certified Coastal Practitioner

Fort Myers, FL – The Coastal Zone Foundation (CZF) is pleased to announce that Kyle Clark has earned the designation of Certified Coastal Practitioner™ (CCP) professional credential.

Earning the CCP designation distinguishes Clark as having a broad knowledge base and understanding of the interrelationships that exist among different coastal professions.

Clark is a Senior Project Manager with T. Baker Smith’s Galveston, Texas, office, with extensive experience in project management, complex regulatory decisions, and development of authorized Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) projects. He has a broad knowledge of USACE Section 10 and Section 404 permit applications, USACE Section 408 authorization applications, mitigation plans, jurisdictional determinations of waters of the United States, environmental assessments, environmental information documents, and environmental impact statements ensuring compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations.

In addition to gaining the Certified Coastal Practitioner Certification, Clark is currently working on obtaining his Masters degree in Port and Terminal Management from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

To earn the CCP credential, candidates must complete a series of 10 short courses offered by the Coastal Zone Foundation in cooperation with ASBPA. The CCP program provides participants with multidisciplinary instruction on comprehensive coastal management and defines the body of knowledge, which reflects best practices for coastal practitioners.

The Coastal Zone Foundation was formed in 1984 with the purpose of advancing scientific and related engineering and planning knowledge. Please visit to learn more.