Traditional seawalls and bulkheads are expensive and can drastically disrupt coastal and estuarine ecosystems. Living shorelines can be a cost-effective alternative that use restored saltmarsh and oyster reefs to protect coastal land from erosion while providing habitat and improving water quality.
- Ecosystem Services Provided by Living Shorelines
- A Homeowner’s Guide to the Living Shoreline Permit Exemption, Part 1: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
- A Homeowner's Guide to the Living Shoreline Permit Exemption Part 2: United States Army Corps of Engineers
- Living Shoreline Monitoring—How do I evaluate the environmental benefits of my living shoreline?