Protecting Our Coasts

About the Natural Capital Project

The Natural Capital Project aims to show just how valuable our natural resources really are. By developing practical, science-based approaches and software tools that quantify, map, and value services provided by nature, their hope is that this information can help people make informed decisions. Learn more about their recent findings.

How Resilient Are Coastal Communities?

Coastal Resilience 2.0 is an interactive map that visually shows the risk from environmental factors, including hurricane paths and sea level rise.

What Coastal Habitats Can Do For You

The Natural Capital Project takes a closer look what these critical habitats mean for our coastal communities.

REFERENCES:
Carolina Dunes, Controlling Coastal Erosion
Coastal Resilience
Natural Capital Project, New Study: How Nature Defends US Coastlines against Storm Catastrophes
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Science World, Dunes, Reefs and Kelp Forests Protect US Coast from Climate Change
State of New York, Coastal, Natural and Water Infrastructure
USA Today, Dunes, Reefs Protect U.S. Coasts From Climate Change

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Conservation Events

September 10th, 2014- Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture: The Battle of Baltimore: How Our Harbor Helped Define America

September 13th, 2014- Virginia Beach Dune Restoration

September 23rd, 2014- Fresh Thoughts Dinner

October 11th, 2014- Masonville Cove Field Day

October 25th, 2014- Fort McHenry Field Day

Interested in becoming a Maryland Master Naturalist?  E-mail our Conservation department for more information!

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