Student Project: Assessing Natural and Nature-Based Shoreline Features (Branco Lab)

Natural and Nature Based Shoreline Features (NNBF) are being incorporated into coastal resilience strategies due to the variety of services that they provide. These services may include ecological enhancement, flood risk reduction, and socio-economic benefits. We recently worked with a team of partners to develop a statewide framework for monitoring the performance of NNBF. By implementing this framework, NY State hopes to develop better policies and practices for shoreline management. This summer, we will be collecting and analyzing data using the new framework with the goal of refining the monitoring protocols to best serve decision making.