Jobos Bay - Photo credit: NOAA
This article published in Ecological Engineering summarizes findings from a project that installed a series of experimental living shorelines on a particularly high energy shoreline in GTM Reserve, Florida.
This article, which appeared in Journal of Coastal Research in 2020, discusses the creation and field performance testing of a low-cost do-it-yourself (DIY) wave gauge.
This project overview describes a multi-year collaborative research project that analyzed a suite of living shoreline possibilities for South Carolina to help the state develop a living shoreline policy.
This project overview describes a 2018 Catalyst project where Rookery Bay Reserve staff and University of South Florida researchers are partnered to update and create maps of mangrove habitat to measure changes over time.
This report presents next steps to implement a sea level rise adaptation project for a low-lying road in China Camp State Park, along San Francisco Bay, CA.
A project team in South Carolina received a Notable State Documents Award for their 2019 report titled Summary of Living Shoreline Research to Inform Regulatory Decision-Making in South Carolina.
This project overview describes a 2015 Collaborative Research project that tested a new strategy to protect coastal habitats in high-energy environments in Florida.
This story map explains mangrove habitat change at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve from 2010-2018, illustrating mangrove damage and recovery from Hurricane Irma.
This article, published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment in 2018, synthesizes oyster restoration projects since 1964 on the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts and suggests a restoration paradigm to prioritize investment in sites that maximize economic and ecological benefits and minimize construction costs.
The collaborative research project, Re-engineering Living Shorelines for High-Energy Coastal Environments, produced four datasets as part of their assessment of liviing shoreline installations at GTM Reserve in Florida.
This factsheet discusses the potential for gabion-breaks and other living shorelines to dissipate boat wakes and protect shorelines.
This report presents the outcomes of a community stakeholder process in which participants engaged in an expert-facilitated and community-based approach to develop sea level rise adaptation options for a low-lying road in China Camp State Park, along San Francisco Bay, CA.
This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to do a shoreline erosion assessment using common software.
This collection of resources provides instructions for a user-friendly, low-cost tool to estimate wave energy. It was produced by Eric Sparks' team as part of a collaborative research project to evaluate coastal restoration designs.
These factsheets provide information on wetland plants that may be used for shoreline restoration projects. Each plant factsheet includes pictures, listed environmental tolerances, informational websites, and helpful tips for planting.
Three related datasets were generated by the 2015 - 2019 collaborative research project Evaluating Living Shorelines to Inform Regulatory Decision-Making in South Carolina.
This report summarizes the results of a multi-year collaborative research project that evaluated a range of living shoreline projects in South Carolina. The results and guidance are intended to provide agency partners with the science-based information to create a regulatory pathway and develop project standards for living shorelines in South Carolina.
This document provides a permitting overview for Florida homeowners who are interested in installing a living shoreline.
This concise checklist provides an overview of useful information for Alabama homeowners interested in installing living shorelines.