Living shorelines are a green infrastructure technique used to protect a shoreline using native vegetation alone or in combination with materials such as coir logs deployed as low sills. These techniques offer a natural alternative to harder shoreline stabilization methods such as rip rap or bulkheads, and provide benefits including nutrient pollution remediation, fish habitat structure, and buffering of shorelines from waves and storms. Living shorelines are often a component of hybrid approaches involving more conventional infrastructure, using materials such as rebar and wire mesh bags with oyster shells to provide support.
Northgate’s multi-disciplinary experience with all aspects of living shoreline project include everything from engineering design to permitting, construction, and monitoring.
Sam Merrill, PhD
Principal Resiliency Lead
Contact Sam today to learn more about Living Shorelines.