The Living Shoreline app is helping homeowners, engineers, and the regulatory community identify where wave energy conditions are best suited to use a living shoreline for erosion control in in several counties in North Carolina.
In North Carolina, The Conservancy has developed a NEW Living Shorelines application (app). Partnering with scientists at NOAA’s Beaufort Lab to bring in their research on the relationship between salt marsh distribution and shoreline wave energy in central coastal North Carolina.
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.