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Overview of regional partnership led by The Nature Conservancy with the Northeast Regional Ocean Council, state Coastal Zone Management programs and local organizations to advance appropriately designed living shorelines in New England.
Report highlights key regulatory challenges and opportunities to better support the application of living shorelines in New England.
Report provides guidance to inform site characterization and performance monitoring for Living Shorelines in New England. Metrics and data collection tools for different types of living shorelines are outlined to advance knowledge about the performance of these approaches in New England conditions.
Case studies provide an in-depth look at five living shoreline demonstration projects developed to advance knowledge and understanding about permitting, design, construction, and monitoring of living shorelines in New England.
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Report highlights practical considerations for property managers, regulators, coastal municipal leaders, scientists and practitioners, who are interested in advancing living shoreline (nature-based restorative approaches) policies and practices. Profiles provide an overview of techniques, conceptual designs, case studies, siting characteristics and design considerations as well as regulatory agencies that oversee designs.
A click-through educational product introduces shoreline property owners to a cost-effective, eco-friendly option for protecting shorelines from waves, storms, and other causes of erosion: living shorelines.
NROC and partners highlight products and resources from this 2016 through 2019 NOAA-funded effort to increase understanding and implementation of living shorelines or nature-based approaches to coastal infrastructure in the Northeast.
Issue and project overview highlighting ongoing efforts of NROC and partners to increase resilience and reduce risk through successful application of nature-based coastal infrastructure practices in New England.
|Juliana Barrett, CT Sea Grant
|Rick Bennet, DOI Fish & Wildlife Service – Reg. 1
|Patricia Bowie, MA Coastal Zone Management
|Jim Boyd, RI Coastal Resources Management Center
|Dave Burdick, University of New Hampshire
|Allison Castellan, NOAA Office of Coastal Management
|Steve Dickson, Maine Geological Survey
|Leah Feldman, RI Coastal Resources Management Center
|Peter Francis, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
|Trish Garrigan, U.S. EPA – Reg. 1
|Adrianne Harrison, NOAA Office of Coastal Management
|Kirsten Howard, NH Department of Environmental Services
|Julia Knisel, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management
|Jessica LeClair, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation
|Regina Lyons, U.S. EPA – Reg. 1
|Becca Newhall, NOAA Office of Coastal Management
|Kevin O’Brien, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
|Jennifer O’Donnell, University of Connecticut
|Tonna-Marie Rogers, Winyah Bay NERR
|Peter Slovinsky, Maine Geological Survey
|Tin Smith, Wells NERR
|Rachel Stevens, Great Bay NERR
|Megan Tyrell, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
|Adam Whelchel, The Nature Conservancy
Additional Living Shorelines Resources
Workshops and Meetings
May 2015 Kickoff Meeting:
- New Jersey Shorelines Engineering Guidelines
- Living Shorelines Academy
- Gulf of Maine Council Climate Network and Living Shorelines
- The Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut Coastal Design Project
- Restore America’s Estuaries: Living Shorelines from Barriers to Opportunities
- NOAA’s Living Shorelines Brochure: Natural and Structural Measures for Shoreline Stabilization
- Guidance for Considering the Use of Living Shorelines
- Office of Coastal Management Training Course: Introduction Coastal Green Infrastructure
- NOAA Habitat Blueprint Living Shorelines Resources – Guidance and Project Map