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NOAA NERRS Living Shorelines Webinar Series

Archives of five online presentations about living shorelines are available below. The series was produced and presented by the National Estuarine Research Reserve System and the Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

The series is designed to introduce the concept of living shorelines, increase awareness of the types of living shorelines, and how perceptions of  a “living shoreline” vary from region to region.

Webinar Archives:

September 2013: Living Shorelines: Perspectives from Around the Country

Overview
An introduction to living shorelines, participants will examine how the term living shorelines is applied and defined across the country.  Experts will present how they are defining and using the terminology, provide examples of what they view as living shorelines and highlight challenges or controversies they’ve faced regarding living shoreline.

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November 2013: Applications of Living Shorelines and Lessons Learned

Overview
Presenters will discuss the physical factors and other criteria that should be considered when choosing among living shoreline project designs and construction methods, and how the selection of management practices can help or hinder a project’s success. Specific examples of projects from a variety of shoreline types will be described. Following the presentations there will be time for questions and answers, and extended discussion

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December 2013: Regulatory Challenges and Solutions for Using Living Shorelines

Overview
Although there is a growing interest in living shorelines, existing regulatory structures can make it more difficult to implement these techniques on the ground compared to traditional hard shoreline stabilization structures such as bulkheads and riprap. During this webinar, members of the regulated community as well as state and federal agencies will discuss current regulatory and policy challenges to implementing living shorelines. In addition, state and federal staff will share how they have worked to streamline the living shoreline review process to facilitate their use and lessons learned from these efforts.

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January 15, 2014, 2:00-3:30 EST: Science of Living Shorelines

Overview

Presenters will discuss the physical factors and other criteria that should be considered when choosing among living shoreline project designs and construction methods, and how the selection of management practices can help or hinder a project’s success. Specific examples of projects from a variety of shoreline types will be described. Following the presentations there will be time for questions and answers, and extended discussion.

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February 19, 2014 2:00- 3:30 EST: Living Shorelines: Case Studies from the NERRS

Overview

Case studies from the National Estuarine Research Reserve detailing living shorelines, including demonstration sites.

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Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System

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