Meeting minutes and meeting information.
Material form the 12/14/18 Forum (Also see Updates)
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Also provided below in the sequence of presentation
Barnegat Bay Partnership
The Barnegat Bay Partnership is a partnership of federal, state, municipal, academic, business, and private organizations working together to help restore, protect, and enhance the natural resources of the Barnegat Bay ecosystem.
Use the Keyword search or category filters below to locate reports or studies related to Barnegat Bay science, research and restoration projects.
The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JC NERR)
is one of the 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves created to promote the responsible use and management of the nation’s estuaries through a program combining scientific research, education, and stewardship.
Daphne Munroe – Shellfish Forum
The Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima) is not currently cultivated on commercial scales, but it represents a potentially beneficial target species for crop diversification in the Northeast region of the United States. Surfclams are native to the region and rapid growth gives this species the potential to reach marketable sizes within 12 to 18 months. Since heating and chilling seawater are major operating costs for bivalve seed production, a thorough understanding of how temperature influences juvenile surfclam survival and growth during the nursery phase – the period between metamorphosis and out-planting – must be determined before mainstream production can occur.
Oyster restoration projects can return some of these services with varying amounts of start-up investment. Projects can range from large efforts to restore hundreds of acres to pilot-level efforts on the scale of an acre or less. Large projects require evidence for potential success to justify steep monetary investments, while pilot projects are best utilized when there is a desire to document an area’s potential for supporting a larger investment. This project was developed around the latter approach and represents a proof of concept for oyster restoration in Barnegat Bay.
Coastal Flooding – Amy Williams
SSURGO (Order 2 soil survey map and data) product that focuses the soil survey maps and data in the coastal zone which includes the dunes, marshes, beaches, anthropogenic coastal areas and the shallow-subtidal subaqueous soils (submerged lands) where submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is either growing or has the potential to grow.
The Nature Conservancy’s Restoration Explorer
What is the Costal Resilience App?It uses GIS and other types of remote sensing to create a mapping platform to present locations and the types of living shorelines appropriate and the parameters that were met for each area based on the (See tools below)
The Dune Manual answers a variety of questions that we have heard from people and groups like you. It will include brief answers to those questions from experts in the area and links to more resources.
The guide was produced by the National Wildlife Federation in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Coastal and Land Use Planning with financial support from the U.S. Department of the Interior and administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program.
Project Planning Tools and Resources
The Restoration Explorer: Living Shorelines App: is a high level screening tool that can help you decide what type of living shoreline technique may be appropriate for a given stretch of shoreline.
The Stevens Institute of Technology Living Shoreline Engineering Guidelines can provide planners and engineers with guidance on technical and ecological parameters that can help with appropriate siting and design of living shoreline projects.
The Community Resource Guide for Planning Living Shorelines contains helpful information on project development, including budget templates for living shorelines.
The Procurement Guide for Nature-based Solutions contains sample RFP language to help communities contract and solicit expert input for implementing living shoreline projects.
A recent White Paper: Nature Based Solutions for Coastal Highway Resilience from the Federal Highway Administration contains case studies as well as a literature review on design performance of nature-based solutions, including living shorelines.
NJDEP Shoreline Projects
This interactive mapping website was designed and created to provide a user-friendly visualization tool that will help get information into the hands of local communities who need to make decisions concerning flooding hazards and sea level rise.
Plan for your community’s future in the face of climate change. This online self assessment process is a tool to assist communities to reduce vulnerability and increase preparedness by linking planning, mitigation, and adaptation. Through this assessment you will find out how your preparedness can be worth valuable points through FEMA’s Community Rating System and Sustainable Jersey.
The site is dated July 9th and shows the detailed design data on these projects including drawings, monitoring plans, photos, etc.
NJDEP mapping – GIS set called NJ Ecological Solutions Projects
If you click on the green circles you’ll find about 25 living shoreline projects with all the details the NJDEP has on them.
New Jersey Back Bays Study Projects Incorporating Natural And Nature Based Features
ACOE has a 2016 list. It includes Mordecai as the only one Under construction.
The Nature Conservancy NJ chapter has a website on NJ Living Shoreline projects It has links to good webinars on recent NJ Living Shoreline projects.
US Army Corps of Engineers
This is the back drop for all the work post Sandy.
This 5 minute video sets the stage NACCS Overview Video
North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (Completed January 2015) NACCS Main Report
About the Back Bay Study Released September 2018
Overview The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, is conducting a feasibility study for coastal storm risk management problems within the New Jersey Back Bay area, defined as the network of interconnected tidal water bodies located landward of the New Jersey ocean coastline in Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, Burlington, and Cape May Counties.
This Document includes the links to the video sessions. The Toms River session includes the slide presentation that is VERY informative.
Overview of the Army Corps Back Bay Study – Video of the Toms River Public session
Fall 2018. The slide presentation is about 15 minutes. Very informativeJ Bailey Smith Project Manager ACE Philly District, Peter Blum Chief Planning Div. ACE, Alison McLeod (pronounced McCloud) NJ DEP Govt. Relations, Bill Dixon Director of Coastal Engineering NJ DEP
This is a synapsis but is not the actual report New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study
This identifies the work of the Philadelphia District Current projects not future ones.
This is a simple overview page and does not provide much more information
Materials from the 2016 Forum
Bullet Points from the Wrap Up. This will serve as the basis for future events.
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