Saturday, April 29, 2017
Bahia Grande Ecosystem Restoration Decision Support Tool

Bahia Grande Ecosystem Restoration Decision Support Tool

Texas Sea Grant

By geo-referencing and overlaying historic aerial photography on current digital photographs, Texas Sea Grant along with multiple other partners have identified habitat restoration priority areas along the Texas coast.

Climate Change and Regulatory Takings in Coastal Hawai‘i

Climate Change and Regulatory Takings in Coastal Hawai‘i

Hawai‘i Sea Grant

In light of projected sea level rise and adaptation responses (i.e., accommodate, protect, and retreat), this paper examines the interactions among climate change, the regulation of shoreline development in Hawai‘i, and Constitutional law regarding unpermitted takings of private property for public benefit.

Coastal Hazards and Community Resiliency in Delaware

Coastal Hazards and Community Resiliency in Delaware

Delaware Sea Grant

To help reduce Delaware communities’ vulnerability to coastal hazards, the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, University of Delaware’s Coastal Community Enhancement Initiative, and Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control have cooperated with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency to increase awareness of coastal hazards and provide communities information and resources that will improve societal, economic and personal resiliency to coastal hazards.

Coastal Property Guide

Coastal Property Guide

Rhode Island Sea Grant

The coastal property guide is a publication and web-based tool for property owners, navigating them through 10 key questions related to issues from coastal erosion and sea level rise, to buffers and septic systems.

Coastal Riparian Landscaping Guide

Coastal Riparian Landscaping Guide

Connecticut Sea Grant

With EPA support, Connecticut Sea Grant partnered with CLEAR and University of Connecticut's Deptartment of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture to produce the web-based tool, Coastal Riparian Landscaping Guide for Long Island Sound.

Confronting Shoreline Erosion on Oahu

Confronting Shoreline Erosion on Oahu

Hawaii Sea Grant's work featured in U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Hawaii Sea Grant's work featured in U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Connecticut Climate Adaptation Academy

Connecticut Climate Adaptation Academy

Connecticut Sea Grant

Climate Adaptation Academy is a one-day session on topics relevant to municipal commission members (Planning and Zoning, Inland Wetlands, Conservation), municipal officials, coastal engineers and other interested professionals.

Connecticut Sea Grant launches website to help coastal homeowners

Connecticut Sea Grant launches website to help coastal homeowners

The website serves as a decision support tool.

Connecticut Shoreline Trends Analyses

Connecticut Shoreline Trends Analyses

Connecticut Sea Grant

Connecticut Sea Grant partnered with CLEAR and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to conduct a Geographic Information System (GIS) time series analysis using maps of the Connecticut shoreline from time periods between 1880 and 2006

Dune It Right Manual

Dune It Right Manual

New Jersey Sea Grant

The Dune It Right manual explains dune ecology. This tool is for anyone undertaking a dune restoration or rehabilitation project. It explains what species uses what parts of the beach, how to avoid damaging habitat and how to avoid creating a monoculture.

Dunes and Dune Grass Lesson Plan

Dunes and Dune Grass Lesson Plan

New Jersey Sea Grant

Students study the essential parts of the Cape American Beach Grass Ammophila breviligulata and discover the basic necessities for plant survival.

Green Shores for Homes

Green Shores for Homes

Washington Sea Grant

With funding from the EPA, Sea Grant partners with the City of Seattle among others to offer an incentive and certification credit system developed for single family homes. The goal of this voluntary program is to develop shoreline sustainably, using green vs. grey infrastructure whenever possible

Habitat Based Management Planning

Habitat Based Management Planning

Connecticut Sea Grant

Connecticut Sea Grant and CLEAR developed a web-based tool which leads resource managers through the process of developing a long-term habitat based management plan with information provided on coastal habitat types, management and restoration so as to maximize the long term resilience of natural areas.

Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

The handbook covers basic information on emergency preparedness, evacuation planning, flood/wind insurance, and steps to take to protect your property.

Maine Beaches Conference

Maine Beaches Conference

Maine Sea Grant

The Maine Beaches Conference provides continuing opportunities for communication and exchange of the most current information among beach stakeholders with diverse interests, and presents the findings from the state’s beach monitoring programs.

Monitoring Sediment Supply

Monitoring Sediment Supply

Washington Sea Grant

Dam removal on the Elwha delta has led to a massive flux of sediment to the coastal zone, leading to what is in effect the largest beach nourishment experiment ever in Washington State. Washington Sea Grant, in collaboration with the US Geological Survey, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and others, is investigating the fate of that sediment and particularly how it acts to re-nourish eroding beaches. The results can be applied to problems associated with beach erosion due to climate change and sea level rise.

Research Informs Management of Phragmites in Marshes

Research Informs Management of Phragmites in Marshes

Maryland Sea Grant

Maryland’s coastal wetlands provide diverse ecosystem services for the Chesapeake Bay region, reduce flooding risks, and help to improve local water quality. These natural communities, however, also face threats from rising sea levels and invasive species. Of particular concern is the non-native reed Phragmites australis, which has displaced native marsh grasses in many Mid-Atlantic wetlands in recent decades. To inform the management of this invasive reed, Maryland Sea Grant funded research to better understand how climate change might affect the growth of Phragmites populations around Chesapeake Bay.

Riparian Buffer Analysis and Outreach Program for Coastal Connecticut

Riparian Buffer Analysis and Outreach Program for Coastal Connecticut

Connecticut Sea Grant

Connecticut Sea Grant and CLEAR partnered to conduct a GIS analysis of riparian buffers for Connecticut and to develop an outreach program on riparian areas.

Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use in Hawai‘i: A Policy Toolkit for State and Local Governments

Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use in Hawai‘i: A Policy Toolkit for State and Local Governments

Hawai'i Sea Grant

The purpose of this Tool Kit is to identify and explain key land use policy tools for state and local government agencies and officials to facilitate leadership and action in support of sea-level rise adaptation in Hawai‘i.

Sentinel Monitoring for Climate Change in Long Island Sound

Sentinel Monitoring for Climate Change in Long Island Sound

Connecticut Sea Grant

The Sentinel Monitoring for Climate Change Program in Long Island Sound is a multi-disciplinary scientific approach to provide early warning of climate change impacts to Long Island Sound ecosystems and species to facilitate appropriate and timely management decisions and adaptation responses.

Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan

Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan

Rhode Island Sea Grant

To address challenges from a changing shoreline, the Rhode Island Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP) is focused on improving our understanding of how fast erosion is occurring and what areas and infrastructure are at risk of flooding during storms or from future sea level rise.

Shrinking Shorelines Lesson Plan

Shrinking Shorelines Lesson Plan

New Jersey Sea Grant

In this activity students will build a model of a salt marsh and the land surrounding it out of clay. Students will use this model to see what happens to salt marshes when the sea level rises and how the slope of the land and the location affect the marshes survival.

Southern Maine Beach Profile Monitoring Program

Southern Maine Beach Profile Monitoring Program

Maine Sea Grant

Beach profiling is a simple surveying technique used to measure changes in the contour of the monitored beach. The Southern Maine Volunteer Beach Profile Monitoring Program is a unique collaboration among local volunteers, participating municipalities, and scientists, resulting in 15 years of critical data on the status of one of Maine's most vital and valuable natural resources.

The Kailua Community Survey Report

The Kailua Community Survey Report

Hawai‘i Sea Grant

A report on resident’s attitudes, perceptions, preferences, and values towards a variety of socio-environmental topics. The study is part of a regional beach management and climate change adaptation planning efforts, and informs implementation and future modification of the 2010 Kailua Beach and Dune Management Plan.

Volunteer Monitoring of Shoreline Restoration

Volunteer Monitoring of Shoreline Restoration

Washington Sea Grant

In Puget Sound, shoreline armoring is being removed or is being replaced with what are thought to be less disruptive alternatives. Restoring physical and biological connections in the nearshore where structures are not at risk is expected to improve habitat conditions and reduce long-term costs for homeowners. By establishing volunteer monitoring of these sites, Washington Sea Grant has helped create a baseline for erosion and vegetation that can be used to inform other projects and shoreline management decisions in the near-term and provide a long-term reference as climate change and sea level rise influence conditions in the nearshore.

weTable: Data Visualization for Community Planning

weTable: Data Visualization for Community Planning

Maryland Sea Grant

With support and training from Texas Sea Grant, Maryland Sea Grant Extension employs the weTable tool to facilitate decision-making processes in a range of communities.

Why Dunes are Important Lesson Plan

Why Dunes are Important Lesson Plan

New Jersey Sea Grant

Using modeling techniques, students discover how coastal dunes form and how they can protect coastal areas from erosion and flooding during storms and harsh weather events. Students will make predictions and observations, then come to their own conclusions about the importance of dunes and how they can make coastal areas more resilient against storms.

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