CSI Site Construction

Constructing 3 oyster reef sills in the Pamlico Sound to reduce shoreline erosion and wave energy while increasing habitat that attract oysters and fish. Photo: Aaron McCall/TNC

Oyster Site CSI

In partnership with the Coastal Studies Institute, The Conservancy build a series of oyster reefs to slow erosion on this shoreline in Roanoke Island, NC. Oysters were once iconic part of the Pamlico Sound; we are working to restore reefs for their natural benefits: wave attenuation, water quality improvement, as well as the exceptional habitat these structures provide for fish and invertebrates. Photo: Coastal Studies Institute