Living Shorelines

Living Shorelines


Coastal restoration, living shorelines. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

Excerpts;

“Living Shoreline Techniques in the Marine District of New York, ” a document produced by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, lays out an approach to the coast that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should heed.

It “emphasizes natural and nature-based solution to erosion control that will protect New Yorkers and the environment…”

Read Full Article, Huffington Green (12-20-2017)

DEC Announces Guidance for Living Shorelines; DEC New York State (11-17-2017)
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Segos announced new guidance, “Living Shoreline Techniques in the Marine District of New York State,” that emphasizes natural and nature-based solutions to erosion control that will protect New Yorkers and the environment…

“Living Shorelines” Will Get Fast Track to Combat Sea Level Rise; Scientific American (07-06-2016)
As sea levels rise along U.S. coasts, it may soon get easier for people and local governments to obtain federal permits to build what are known as “living shorelines,” natural or nature-based structures designed to protect communities and infrastructure from extreme storms and flooding even as they protect habitat.

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.

On N.H.’s Coast, Preparing for Future Storms with Grass, Sand and a Bit of Time, NHPR (11-09-2017)

Living shorelines a more natural approach to preventing coastal erosion, WNCT (05-18-2016)

Living Shorelines: Better Than Bulkheads, Coastal Review Online (02-08-2016)
More than 14,000 miles – 14 percent of continental U.S. coastline — has been armored with hardened structures. Hardened structures cause elevated rates of erosion on the shoreward side of the structure…

NOAA Study Finds Marshes, Reefs, Beaches Can Enhance Coastal Resilience, NOAA (04-29-2015)

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

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