To protect North Carolina’s coast by ensuring thriving ecosystems and economies, our TNC scientists have been working with university partners to evaluate oyster habitat for restoration potential.
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 Nature Conservancy worked with several communities in Northeastern North Carolina to develop the Community Rating System Explorer application (CRS Explorer app), an online decision support tool meant to estimate open space benefits and empower planners to fully participate in CRS.
The Nature Conservancy has expanded its efforts to restore oysters by incorporating new data into a computer application that helps coastal managers map areas that are suitable for oyster reef restoration.