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Sustainable Shorelines: Promoting resilient shore zones and the human and natural communities that depend on them

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7/25/2014 1 Sustainable Shorelines: Promoting resilient shore zones and the human and natural communities that depend on them What Are Sustainable Shorelines? ãCan be soft, mixed, or hard ãEcologically enhanced ãAdaptable 7/25/2014 2 One size doesn’t fit all 7/25/2014 3 Background ã Tidal from NYC to Troy ~250 km ã Half of shoreline has been “engineered” ã Very little “green” shoreline ã Shorelines being modified to control erosion, repair storm damage, revitalize communities, and pro
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  7/25/20141 Sustainable Shorelines: Promoting resilient shore zones and the human and natural communities that depend on them What Are Sustainable Shorelines? ã Can be soft, mixed, or hard ã Ecologically enhanced ã Adaptable  7/25/20142 One size doesn’t fit all  7/25/20143 Background ã Tidal from NYC to Troy ~250 km ã Half of shoreline has been “engineered” ã Very little “green” shoreline ã Shorelines being modified to control erosion, repair storm damage, revitalize communities, and provide public access Hudson River Tidal Shorelines ã Over 300 miles:  – Natural 47%  – Riprap 30%  – Bulkhead, cribbing 11%  – Remnant engineered 12%  7/25/20144 How can we best manage shoreline erosion in a changing climate? ã Harden to reduce erosion? ã Construct dikes? ãUse “soft” engineering approaches? ã  Allow shorelines to migrate landward? How solve these tough questions? ã Collaborative research  – talk with and engage our intended users  – Regulators, engineers, designers, resource managers ã Intended users guided approach and products  – Breadth: forums, interviews, case studies  – Depth: SS Advisory Committee and Forensic Study Technical Panel

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Jul 25, 2017
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