Living Shorelines vs Bulkheading

With continued sea level rise and a potential increase in storm frequency and intensity due to a changing climate, there is a growing demand for shoreline protection on Long Island. The impacts of hardened shorelines are well established. Developing alternative forms of shoreline protection that do not negatively impact our shorelines, while also providing benefits to our coastal ecosystem, is a priority for the Peconic Estuary Partnership (PEP) .

Living shorelines provide habitat for native plants and wildlife while also providing many other benefits.
Photo courtesy of Peconic Estuary Partnership
Photo: Sea Grant

From Sea Grant – more information about Long Island Shoreline Management-

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