Natural and Structural Measures for Shoreline Stabilization

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Use this brochure for easy-to-digest overview information on the use of living shorelines and structural shoreline stabilization techniques to reduce coastal risks and improve resilience. Techniques range from “green” living shorelines to structural or “gray” approaches, as well as hybrid solutions. Information on suitable environments, material options, benefits, and disadvantages is highlighted for each technique. Specific considerations for when and how to use the living shorelines option are provided.

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