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Home Page New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study Army Corps of Engineers


This is the Home page for the report with many other useful links.  DRAFT REPORT & TIER 1 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTAugust 2021, VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETINGS INFOSeptember 2021, STUDY BACKGROUND, INTERIM REPORT (MARCH 2019), ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATIONhttps://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/New-Jersey-Back-Bays-Study/

August 31, 2021


New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study Draft Feasibility Study and Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (August 2021) ***note: report and appendices were modified on 23 AUG to adjust pagination, metadata, and formatting***


The report outlines a ‘Tentatively Selected Plan’ framework, which includes three storm surge barriers, two cross-bay barriers, and the elevation of more than 18,000 structures to reduce the risk of flood damages associated with storm surge. It’s important to note that the plan is subject to change. It has not yet been approved by higher […]


What happened after a wind farm was built near the lobster capital of Europe 042421


By Clarisa Diaz Things Reporter Published July 1, 2021 Offshore wind is a huge opportunity for the US but the fishing industry is worried about its businesses. Notably, the lobster industry pushed for the moratorium on wind farms near Maine’s coast that advanced through the local state legislature yesterday.

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July 5, 2021


Oyster Farmers Who Feared Going Broke Brace for a ‘Bonkers’ Summer


“When restaurants closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the nationwide market for oysters cratered. That’s not the end of the story” This Article has a number of valuable links.

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June 13, 2021


Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Risk Management Project – 020621


The New Jersey Atlantic Ocean coastline extends from Sandy Hook to Cape May, New Jersey, covering a range of approximately 130 miles.  Ten federally authorized coastal storm risk management projects have been constructed along the Philadelphia District’s New Jersey coastline This site provides links to all the projects

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May 29, 2021


Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Development: Values and Implications for Recreation and Tourism – 042421


This report documents an effort to estimate the potential effect of offshore wind power on recreational beach use on the East Coast of the United States. This project was funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which considers such effects when evaluating project approvals, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which […]

April 28, 2021


New Jersey Offshore Wind Solicitation #2 – 042421


The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“BPU” or “Board”) is soliciting Applications to secure Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificates (“ORECs”) targeting 1,200 MW to 2,400 MW of offshore wind capacity. The Board seeks to promote robust competition in this solicitation and future solicitations to support the continued development of the offshore wind industry in […]

April 22, 2021



ROSA Research and Monitoring Recommendations – Wind Projects – 042421


ROSA has created this page to provide those involved with the alliance with resources that may be relevant to exploring the interactions between offshore wind and fisheries.

April 17, 2021


RESPONSIBLE OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE – 042421


We are a broad membership-based coalition of fishing industry associations and fishing companies committed to improving the compatibility of new offshore development with their businesses.



The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) – 042421


The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA), founded in 2019, is a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance regional research and monitoring of fisheries and offshore wind interactions through collaboration and cooperation. ROSA’s objective is to be a trusted resource that enables scientific research, increases efficiency, deepens understanding, and facilitates collaboration.


FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Jumpstarts Offshore Wind Energy Projects to Create Jobs – 042421


MARCH 29, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Interior, Energy, Commerce, and Transportation Departments Announce New Leasing, Funding, and Development Goals to Accelerate and Deploy Offshore Wind Energy and Jobs

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April 12, 2021


Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind – Home Page


Site provides a great deal of well organized general knowledge and insight into the Atlantic Shores project east of Long Beach Island. Information is provides in categories that include Mariners and then a resources section: FAQ, Wind Energy Virtual Lesson, Wind Facts

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March 3, 2021


US Can Build Largest Wind Industry in the World


Blog post by Lara Skinner entitled The U.S. Can Build the Largest Offshore Wind Industry in the World with a Commitment to Ambitious Climate Action, Racial Justice, and Good Jobs

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February 14, 2021


NJ steelworkers and Wind turbines


Opinion piece about the fit between NJ steelworkers and the crafting of wind turbines for offshore wind farms.

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Offshore wind farm increased tourism


Researchers at the University of Rhode Island who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have increased tourism on the island.

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January 20, 2021


Beachgoers Indifferent to Wind Farms


A new study of beachgoers’ attitudes about having to look at offshore wind turbines from the sand found that most are indifferent to the installations at distances greater than five miles.

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Florida Closes Apalachicola Bay Until 2025 to Conserve Oysters


Because of a dwindling oyster population, a Florida agency voted unanimously Wednesday to shut down oyster harvesting in Apalachicola Bay through the end of 2025, dealing a blow to an area that historically produced 90% of the state’s oysters and 10% of the nation’s.

December 17, 2020


New Jersey Organizing Project


New Jersey Organizing Project is a grassroots organization made up of people like you – we stand up for New Jersey’s Shore regions and South Jersey. We connect and train community members to participate in the decision-making processes that affect their daily lives. This is a Center of information with many useful links

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October 29, 2020


Local clammers and oystermen who utilize aquaculture can apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program


One of our members, Frank V. Saw the article below  and thought others might find it interesting. The article was excerpted from  Tuckerton/Little Egg Harbor Leader 10/2/20      Local clammers and oystermen who utilize aquaculture can apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The program provides direct […]

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October 11, 2020


Resilient NJ


The Resilient NJ program will provide funding and technical assistance to multi-municipal regions within New Jersey’s nine Most Impacted and Distressed counties affected by Superstorm Sandy to undertake a comprehensive planning process. This program will assist municipalities to identify and address vulnerabilities to increased coastal and riverine flood risk and other climate stressors. This is […]

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November 2, 2019


Stevens Flood Advisory System – 020621


This is a comprehensive flood projection the is based on wind, current, and tide. The tool provides forecasts on many locations. This link is for what they call the East Thorofare at Ship Bottom NJ but you can select others. Rick

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October 13, 2019


ENGINEERING WITH NATURE TO SUPPORT SYSTEM RESILIENCE: EXAMPLES OF INNOVATIVE CHANNEL DREDGING AND PLACEMENT IN COASTAL NEW JERSEY


Navigation and Nature: Philaelphia District took action to restore navigation after Sandy, but also looked for opportunities to assist with shoreline & ecosystem recovery and build coastal system resilience with clean dredged sediment Monica Chasten, Project Manager, Operations Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) Philadelphia District

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October 9, 2019


Flooding is expected to become more frequent along the barrier island


September of 2019 – Deals with flooding on Long Beach Island – Amanda Oglesby, Asbury Park Press USA TODAY NETWORK – NEW JERSEY

September 14, 2019


Flood Mapper


As part of Rutgers’ dedication to providing up to date and accessible climate science, the NJAdapt.org platform has been updated with a new version of the NJFloodMapper.

September 13, 2019


Fish For Tomorrow


Commercial fishermen and research scientists working together to ensure sustainable fisheries. ‘The Miracle at Sea’ is an example of the resurgence of the scallop industry. Scientists discuss steps taken to increase the yield of scallop beds. The following is an excerpt from the 60 minute documentary “Fish for Tomorrow.” Rick

August 31, 2019



Shellfish Water Classification Chart – New Jersey DEP Bureau of Shellfisheries


The Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring classifies shellfish growing waters in order to protect the public from health risks associated with the consumption of shellfish. 




The North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS) – Army Corps of Engineers – US ACE


THE GOALS OF THE NACCS ARE TO: Provide a risk management framework, consistent with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/USACE Infrastructure Systems Rebuilding Principles; and Support resilient coastal communities and robust, sustainable coastal landscape systems, considering future sea level and climate change scenarios, to manage risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure.

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Report on coastal storm and flood risk in the North Atlantic region of the United States


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released to the public a report detailing the results of a two-year study to address coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure in the North Atlantic region of the United States affected by Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012.

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Land Use and Planning in the Barnegat Bay Watershed


Land use by humans is a primary cause of ecological change at many scales. Ecological changes in the estuary appear to be closely coupled to temporal changes in land use within the watershed.


Nature Conservancy Shoreline Projects


Contains a map that currently has 209 restoration sites that have been submitted to the database. The sites can be accessed either by pressing on a location or by scrolling through the project list. Each location includes a summary, photos and details such as techniques used, data collected, habitats, species and project objectives. There is […]

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