“How much does a living shoreline cost?” isn’t just the first question, it’s the question that dominates the living shoreline conversation, and the answer isn’t all that straightforward.
Recycled oyster shells can be used to help buffer shorelines from erosion, promote habitat restoration and provide a foundation for rebuilding oyster populations in N.C. waters.
Field trips that kicked off a recent technical workshop on living shorelines provided a glimpse of the evolving technology to restore marsh habitat and guard against erosion.
A national group that works to restore natural habitat has created a map intended to help other advocates reconnect large, undeveloped East Coast areas to protect wildlife.
The state Clean Water Management Trust Fund has awarded Cedar Point more than $1 million to help pay for 56 acres on the White Oak River to be used as a park.
The state has approved the Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan, an effort to address water quality and flooding issues that’s taken more than two years to develop.
Work is wrapping up this week on a three-year habitat restoration project in Pamlico Sound that’s intended as an insurance policy for the state’s oyster population.
North Carolina Coastal Federation staff hosted reporters and others Thursday for a tour of the nearly completed restoration at the North River Wetlands Preserve in Carteret County.
A group of commercial fishermen have started work on a state-funded program to clean up debris left scattered across marshes and islands by Hurricane Florence.
The daylong 2019 North Carolina Oyster Summit set for March 12 in Raleigh will focus on habitat restoration, the growing mariculture industry and related economic benefits and opportunities.
A collaborative effort among residents, local and state entities and organizations to save a historic road in Kitty Hawk has led to the first time the state Department of Transportation has contributed to a living shoreline project as a way to protect a street.
Organizations and municipalities along the coast are finding ways to reuse natural Christmas trees, now that the holidays are over.
Recent but unrelated purchases by the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust added acres to both the Gales Creek Preserve in Carteret County and the Brice’s Creek Preserve in Craven County.
The Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan, which was 18 months in development, has been submitted for final approval by the state Division of Water Quality.
Wildlife advocates won a decisive victory earlier this month when a federal judge banned the capture and killing of red wolves on private property, but the endangered species’ future isn’t so clear.
Conservationists say the Coastal Land Trust’s purchase earlier this year of about 3,000 acres along the Waccamaw River proved beneficial during Hurricane Florence’s flooding.