Coastal Dune Protection and Restoration Using ‘Cape’ American Beachgrass and Fencing
Previous methods (e.g. discarded Christmas trees) have been found to be ineffective at maintaining a coastal dune under storm conditions. Other methods allowed under state regulations are now being examined. This bulletin addresses restoration of the dynamic frontal coastal sand dune system with sand fencing and ‘Cape’ American beachgrass. Restoration of sand dunes can slow erosion and provide significant protection from storm surge.