Readers’ view: natural vegetation helps limit beach erosion

Readers’ view: natural vegetation helps limit beach erosion

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Coastal restoration. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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There is little doubt that removal of natural vegetation leads to increased soil erosion and this is particularly true when beach vegetation is removed…

Read Full Article, The Morning Bulletin, Australia

NOAA study finds ‘living shorelines’ can lessen climate change’s effects, NOAA (12-22-2015)

Rethinking Living Shorelines, By Orrin H. Pilkey, Rob Young, Norma Longo, and Andy Coburn;Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines / Western Carolina University, March 1, 2012, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
In response to the detrimental environmental impacts caused by traditional erosion control structures, environmental groups, state and federal resource management agencies, now advocate an approach known as “Living Shorelines”that embraces the use of natural habitat elements such as indigenous vegetation, to stabilize and protect eroding shorelines.

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