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Integral Nature-Based Living Shoreline Solutions

By David L. Revell, Ph.D., Principal
Sam Blakesley, Scientist

As we grapple with the realities of climate change and sea level rise, it is helpful to take a step back and ask—what would nature have done to maintain and protect these habitats if humans hadn’t gotten there? David Revell, Ph.D. and Sam Blakesley explore this question in a living shoreline project at Rio Del Mar State Beach, attempting to mimic what it might look like if nature had run its course to provide natural erosion defenses to this small part of the Santa Cruz coastline. 

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