Living Shorelines: Bringing Together Science, Restoration, and Management on Our Nation’s Coasts

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Description

Living shorelines offer protection from coastal storms and provide wildlife habitat. This webinar introduces the concept and examines how the term is defined and applied. Experts from the East and West Coasts provide examples and highlight challenges they’ve faced.

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  • Introduction (1 min)
  • Goals of Webinar (1 min)
  • Living Shorelines: An Introduction to the Term, the Types, and NOAA’s Engagement Nationally (17 min)
  • Living Shorelines: Chesapeake Bay Foundation (9 min)
  • Living Shorelines: Alternative Soft Shore Treatments in Washington State (16 min)

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe living shorelines
  • Identify the different types of living shorelines that exist
  • Recognize how perceptions of a “living shoreline” may vary from region to region

Presenter

Rich Takacs, NOAA Restoration Center
Rob Schnabel, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Nicole Faghin, Washington Sea Grant

Recorded September 2013

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