The Town of Swansboro sees nature as a key to their resilience. This point was driven home last fall when Hurricane Florence struck the town – flooding homes and businesses . A Conservation Priority Area will cluster future development away from coastal areas, wetlands, and floodplains to make the town more resilient to future storms.
In partnership with the Coastal Studies Institute, TNC built a series of oyster reefs along a highly eroding shoreline at a TNC conservation easement located just north of the Institute and this site will function as a living laboratory for researchers and students. TNC’s Restoration Explorer was used to identify the site and helps others identify where they can use natural techniques like this to stabilize their shores.
The purpose of this manual is to remove barriers to Low Impact Development implementation by providing engineering tools, planning guidance, and case study examples that are relevant to the South Carolina coastal zone.
Goal: Utilize local knowledge and expertise to identify flood prone areas around the rivers in Georgetown County.
Outcome: Prioritized list of focus area and nature based projects to reduce flood potential.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is producing research and technical assistance to enable transportation agencies to use natural and nature-based features to improve the resilience of transportation systems.
This white paper briefly describes the current state of practice regarding the use of nature‐based coastal solutions in general and with specific emphasis on their use along coastal highways. It provides an overview of available tools for design, implementation challenges, and knowledge gaps.