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Location

11800 Marsh View Ln
21811 Berlin , MD
United States
38° 19' 21.414" N, 75° 13' 3.6804" W
Maryland US
Author Name(s): 
Ish Ennis

Project Summary

Assateague Island National Seashore is responsible for maintaining and managing access to a recreational beach that is impacted by storms multiple times each year. Maintaining the recreational beach in its present location is unsustainable in the face of continued storms, shoreline erosion, and sea level rise. The park must develop cost-effective, sustainable ways to provide a recreational beach and beach access that are acceptable to local interests and visitors. 

Location

United States
44° 19' 15.7944" N, 68° 12' 39.6756" W
US
Author Name(s): 
Rebecca Cole-Will
Organization: 

Project Summary

Acadia National Park in Maine is working to rehabilitate historic road systems and culverts that have been damaged by increasingly frequent flooding and erosion events that were causing maintenance and visitor use closures.

Location

United States
30° 12' 40.5396" N, 88° 57' 24.066" W
US
Author Name(s): 
Larissa Read

Project Summary

The large-scale project known as the Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program (MsCIP) is intended to restore multiple barrier islands and protect cultural resources within Gulf Islands National Seashore by recreating sediment transport processes and replacing a portion of sediment lost to dredging and storm impacts. 

Location

United States
34° 40' 31.2924" N, 76° 37' 54.1164" W
US
Author Name(s): 
Mark Kinzer and Patrick Kenney

Project Summary

Cape Lookout National Seashore had to evaluate whether it was appropriate to pursue opportunities to mitigate shoreline erosion along Shackleford Banks, a proposed wilderness area.

Location

United States
38° 5' 17.7756" N, 122° 49' 56.5824" W
US
Author Name(s): 
Lorraine Parsons and Sarah Allen

Project Summary

Point Reyes National Seashore developed the Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project to restore tidal wetlands from diked agricultural lands. Restoration efforts were accomplished through subgoals to engage the public, manage public access, protect pre- and post-project habitats for multiple listed species, build in resilience to accommodate for potential climate change effects, and adaptively monitor effectiveness of management actions. 

Location

07732 Highlands , NJ
United States
40° 24' 13.392" N, 73° 59' 29.4972" W
New Jersey US
Author Name(s): 
Patricia Rafferty, Amanda Babson

Project Summary

Gateway National Recreation Area partnered with other state and federal agencies to restore wetlands in Jamaica Bay, a eutrophic urban estuary, through sediment addition and plantings. While the project was not driven by climate change concerns, addressing marsh elevation loss is consistent with methods to address sea level rise.

Location

United States
66° 5' 10.6908" N, 164° 36' 9.5796" W
US
Author Name(s): 
Tahzay Jones

Project Summary

Climate change impacts, including coastal erosion, reduction in sea ice, and thawing of permafrost, are impacting Bering Land Bridge National Preserve (BELA) and Cape Krusenstern National Monument (CAKR) along the northwestern Alaska coast. The parks need baseline information and an updated evaluation of coastal resource vulnerabilities in order to make prudent management decisions related to increased marine traffic, sensitive areas, and natural and cultural resource protection. 

Location

46368 Old Lighthouse Road
27920 Buxton , NC
United States
35° 15' 4.5756" N, 75° 31' 46.992" W
North Carolina US
Author Name(s): 
John Kowlok

Project Summary

Ongoing erosion threatened the base of a historic lighthouse at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, despite multiple hard stabilization protection efforts. The park needed to obtain funding and public support to relocate the lighthouse away from the eroding shoreline. 

Location

United States
32° 1' 22.08" N, 80° 52' 56.406" W
US
Author Name(s): 
Mike Eissenberg

Project Summary

The goal of this project was to develop a plan to stabilize a historic lighthouse at Fort Pulaski National Monument in a way that considered expected sea level rise and related impacts.

Location

United States
44° 25' 52.8492" N, 110° 22' 12.2484" W
US
Author Name(s): 
Rebecca Beavers, Courtney Schupp, Ian Slayton, Maria Caffrey

Project Summary

Yellowstone National Park collaborated with the National Park Service Geologic Resources Division (NPS GRD) to examine the causes of shoreline erosion on Peale Island and to identify adaptation options for protecting the shoreline and a historic cabin on the island. 

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