Living Shorelines: A Permitting Guide for Alabama Homeowners

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April 2019

About this resource

This document provides permitting guidance for Alabama homeowners who are interested in installing a living shoreline. It contains a permit application checklist, tips, and instructions to submit an application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources State Lands Division.

This resource was developed as part of a collaborative research project that monitored and evaluated coastal restoration designs at the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.


Living shorelines: a permitting guide for Alabama homeowners, Martin SE, Sparks EL, Temple NA, Firth DC, 2017