Tag: shoreline protection

Coastal management and shoreline protection is defense against flooding and erosion, and techniques that allow erosion to claim land.

Reducing Coastal Erosion

Reducing Coastal Erosion

There is a saying that the only thing constant in life is change. In the realm of coastal environments, nothing could be more true. The shifting winds, the tides, and rains are what has created the often beautiful vistas of coastal landscape, the diversity of habitats and ecosystems: stones ground

A New Roadmap to Reduce Coastal Risk

A New Roadmap to Reduce Coastal Risk

There is a saying that the only thing constant in life is change. In the realm of coastal environments, nothing could be more true. The shifting winds, the tides, and rains are what has created the often beautiful vistas of coastal landscape, the diversity of habitats and ecosystems: stones ground

Beachfront Reinforcement

Beachfront Reinforcement

The science and the industry of protecting eroding coastlines generate tremendous controversy. Some innovative erosion control methods, and a new spirit of cooperation among local beach protection projects and the Army Corps of Engineers, may be calming the waters.

A Life in the Sand

A Life in the Sand

A steady wind sifts the finest grains of sand and blows them along with a briny spray toward a bank of dunes squeezed between a brackish pond and the ocean surf. It’s one of the places Chris Maio has explored for traces of pre-colonial settlements in Massachusetts. Maio, a coastal

Structured to Last

Structured to Last

Built in 1938, the municipally owned City Marina is the heart of Fort Pierce, FL. Located by a park, the farmers’ market, the public library, condominiums, and the downtown area, the marina draws local residents as well as visitors who come by boat. Fort Pierce is a major destination for

Structural Erosion Control Solutions

Structural Erosion Control Solutions

Nature knows best. This is the premise behind the approach that many contractors have taken on their sites in recent years. It has been a common trend for contractors to use bioengineering techniques or soft-armor erosion control solutions, including erosion control blankets, coir logs, and vegetation alone, to hold soil

The Shifting Sands

The Shifting Sands

Wind and waves can be powerful, beautiful enemies. Magnificent to experience, they pose a threat to a shoreline’s longevity. Whether you’re protecting property, preserving habitat, or restoring an area to its natural state, the methods of shoreline erosion control available to select from can be as colorful as the shells

The Growing Demand for RECPs

The job sounded simple enough. Matt Patterson and the rest of his crew from the Irving, TX, office of American Civil Constructors were called in to restore the eroding banks of a creek that ran along the property of a large residential estate in the northern section of Dallas. The

Bioengineering for Soil Stabilization

From the vegetated reinforced soil slopes on the banks of Johnson Creek in Portland, OR, to an erosion control demonstration project on the banks of wind-whipped Lake Winneconne in Wisconsin, geosynthetic materials are going where they’ve never gone before in an effort to accomplish a much wider range of functions.

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