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Coastal Change, Ocean Conservation and Resilient Communities by Marcha Johnson, Amanda Bayley

By Marcha Johnson, Amanda Bayley

This number of essays and layout case stories explores a number principles and top practices for adapting to dynamic waterfront stipulations whereas incorporating nature conservation in urbanized coastal components. The editors have curated a variety of works contributed through top practitioners within the fields of coastal technology, neighborhood resilience, habitat recovery, sustainable panorama structure and floodplain administration. via highlighting ocean-friendly options and techniques being utilized in coastal towns this present day, this publication illustrates how one can cohabit with many different species who percentage the waterfront with us, feed in salt marshes, bury their eggs on sandy shores, fly south over towns alongside the Atlantic Flyway, or connect themselves to an oyster reef. This publication responds to the necessity for creative, functional, and simple how one can climate a altering weather whereas being in charge coastline stewards.

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Interviews are being conducted with the NYC DPR facilities and operations representatives to understand the maintenance and operations of the parks, conditions and demands on the existing infrastructure such as comfort stations, concessions and maintenance facilities, the requirements for lifeguard operations, and standard operating maintenance of the parks and servicing of private concessionaires. Many existing program areas were damaged by Hurricane Sandy and never repaired or rebuilt. The need for repairs and upgrades to the facilities may not be directly impacted by the USACE LOP but the planning of these facilities will be included in the master plans.

Fiddler crabs burrow through the peat, creating additional surface area for water treatment. Salt marshes are most commonly noted for their habitat value as fisheries. They serve as foraging and protected ground for small and immature fish. Harbor herons can frequently be seen feeding within salt marshes. Salt marshes are just one example of how Levee Lab seeks to maximize co-benefits into shoreline-based protection. The concept of Levee Lab was inspired by the varied hydrologic morphology of the East River estuary and Hunts Point’s status as a Significant Maritime Industrial Area (SMIA).

S. 5 ft X Zone Outside Special Flood Hazard Area, possible flooding based on local conditions. Fig. 5 Shoreline transect: flood zones and risks are extended landward with sea level rise [11] 36 D. Watson Fig. 6 Debris flow damage typical of coastal storms. The diagram on the top shows a debris path dislodging a house while the diagram on the bottom shows scour and debris blocking flow and disrupting beach access [11] Coastal adaptation requires consideration of measures at a scale well beyond any one project, property, or parcel.

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