Systems Approach to Geomorphic Engineering


Project Archive

Federal Highway Administration Coastal Green Infrastructure Pilot Study

In 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources (USACE-IWR) was awarded a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant to analyze how green infrastructure, or nature-based infrastructure, can help protect Great Bay Boulevard in Ocean County, New Jersey from flooding due to severe storms and sea-level rise. This study builds upon coordination done by the Systems Approach to Geomorphic Engineering (SAGE) program, which convened stakeholders and identified locations within the Barnegat Bay region that could benefit from nature-based infrastructure. Great Bay Boulevard was one of those locations.

Natural and Structural Measures for Shoreline Stabilization Brochure

USACE-IWR and NOAA collaboratively developed an informative brochure that provides an overview of different types of shoreline solutions. This document is a great handout to help people learn about the spectrum of natural and nature-based features.

Coastal Resilience Project Mapper

USACE-IWR and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary compiled records from coastal resilience projects from around the nation, including living shorelines for shoreline stabilization, habitat restoration, and floodplain management. Each project includes a variety of site, design, and partner information.