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Shoreline Management, Coastal Resilience, and Blue Carbon
Eroding shorelines, harbors and channels filled with sediment, flooding and inundation, and loss of coastal habitats pose a serious problem to our environment, communities and infrastructure, and will challenge our ability to deal the effects of climate change. This session highlights local, regional and landscape-scale planning and implementation efforts that are addressing shoreline and sediment management, beneficial use of dredged sediment, resiliency planning, and coastal habitat protection.

Presentations in this session will cover:
• Great Lakes study findings and recommendations, including specific approaches and unique shoreline management challenges facing the lakes and evolving sediment management approaches, including living shorelines;
• marsh habitat restoration through an uncontrolled sediment diversion and dredging events that strategically placed dredged sediment via application of Engineering with Nature principles;
• a framework for adaptive management at a project site addressing opportunities for beneficial use of locally dredged material for thin layer placement;
• the need to look beyond localized shoreline projects and turn to landscape-scale resilience planning; and
• legal considerations for blue carbon projects on publicly-owned coastal wetlands, including challenges related to title and competing property interests in coastal wetlands and to statutory authorization for public agencies to participate in carbon offset markets.
Coastal Ecological Restoration – General