The Restoration Explorer is a web based mapping tool that allows communities and their partners to examine what types of living shorelines are most appropriate for a particular location. Utilizing the Restoration Explorer during the initial steps of developing a shoreline stabilization project can help communities identify where greener options are applicable – allowing them to respond to shoreline erosion while maintaining and/or enhancing the health of coastal habitats.
South Carolina coastal communities are facing more frequent flooding from sea level rise and storm events. In response, they are identifying ways to visualize and reduce risk to their communities using natural infrastructure like coastal wetlands, beaches and dunes, living shorelines, and river floodplains.
Partners in Connecticut use Coastal Resilience to inform restoration in Bridgeport, CT and beyond.
New Jersey’s Coastal Resilience work has been successful in both the number of towns and communities that have used the Restoration Explorer tool to identify and implement a living shoreline project,, but also through the number of partners that have also incorporated the tool into their engagement efforts around coastal resilience planning and project identification.