Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM)
With approximately 85 percent of the Chesapeake Bay shoreline privately owned, a critical need existsto increase awareness of erosion potential and the choices available for shore stabilization that maintainecosystem services at the land-water interface. The National Academy of Science published a report thatspotlights the need to develop a shoreline management framework (NRC, 2007). It suggests that improv-
ing awareness of the choices available for erosion control, considering cumulative consequences of erosion
mitigation approaches, and improving shoreline management planning are key elements to minimizingadverse environmental impacts associated with mitigating shore erosion.
Shoreline Management, Chesapeake Bay, York County, VA
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Hardaway Jr., C.S., Milligan, D.A., Wilcox, C.A., Berman, M., Rudnicky, T., Nunez, K., and Killeen, S. (2014): York County Shoreline Management Plan. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/V54C72