Coastal Concerns: Programs to Protect and Restore Eroding Shorelines

This article reviews some of the local, state, and regional programs that are in place to protect and restore eroding shorelines. The author notes that planning ahead and moving proactively can go a long way toward controlling erosion along coastlines. The article covers the activities of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA), a group of scientists, government officials, and academics from the five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Other topics covered include nature-based tourism, green infrastructure (including “living shorelines”), the Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant’s Community Resilience Assessment, print and online resources, the role of citizen scientist volunteers, west coast considerations (notably in Oregon), hurricane damage, and the Armor-Flex shoreline reinforcement system. The author concludes by reiterating the importance not only of thinking regionally and sharing information but also of research for long-term solutions.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 38-43
  • Serial:
    • Erosion Control
    • Volume: 23
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Forester Media
    • ISSN: 1073-7227

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01605134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2016 3:38PM