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Coastal Wetlands Resilience to Climate Change Comparison Coastal wetlands that are protected from erosion have an adequate sediment supply to build upwards, and will likely be more resilient to the effects of climate change. Diagram from "Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2013" (p.1)- http://ian.umces.edu/press/report_cards/publication/447/2013_chesapeake_bay_report_card_2014-05-23/   diagram,climate,change,coastal,wetlands,resilience,effects,erosion,protection,sediment,supply
Coastal Wetlands Resilience to Climate Change ComparisonRaster Graphic (PNG) Alexandra FriesIntegration & Application Network4 views0 downloads (Details)Coastal wetlands that are protected from erosion have an adequate sediment supply to build upwards, and will likely be more resilient to the effects of climate change. Diagram from "Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2013" (p.1)- http://ian.umces.edu/press/report_cards/publication/447/2013_chesapeake_bay_report_card_2014-05-23/ Add to lightbox
Woods along the shoreline Woods along the shoreline of Chesapeake Bay. erosion,tree,protection,climate change,sea level rise,wetland,estuary,restoration,stabilization,buffer,living shoreline
Woods along the shorelinePhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network55 views1 downloads (Details)Woods along the shoreline of Chesapeake Bay.Add to lightbox
Woods along the shoreline Woods along the shoreline of Chesapeake Bay.  erosion,trees,protection,climate change,sea level rise,wetland,estuary,restoration,stabilization,buffer,living shoreline
Woods along the shorelinePhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network48 views0 downloads (Details)Woods along the shoreline of Chesapeake Bay. Add to lightbox
Mangroves and oyster reefs   Mangroves and oyster reefs at Pumpkin Bay in the Ten Thousand Islands, Florida. photo,report card,Florida Department of Environmental Protection,Naples,Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve,Gulf of Mexico,saline
Mangroves and oyster reefs Photo (JPG) Alexandra FriesIntegration and Application Network367 views18 downloads (Details)Mangroves and oyster reefs at Pumpkin Bay in the Ten Thousand Islands, Florida.Add to lightbox
Power lines in Shenandoah In Shenandoah National Park, electrical power lines cross through the park, and the area around them must be maintained and managed. While they are needed, they also bisect the natural areas of the park and can disturb wildlife. Shenandoah National Park, VA. photo,electricity,conservation,national park,biodiversity,protection,nature,electricity poles
Power lines in ShenandoahPhoto (JPG) Alexandra FriesIntegration and Application Network64 views2 downloads (Details)In Shenandoah National Park, electrical power lines cross through the park, and the area around them must be maintained and managed. While they are needed, they also bisect the natural areas of the park and can disturb wildlife. Shenandoah National Park, VA.Add to lightbox
Power lines in Shenandoah In Shenandoah National Park, electrical power lines cross through the park, and the area around them must be maintained and managed. While they are needed, they also bisect the natural areas of the park and can disturb wildlife. Shenandoah National Park, VA. photo,electricity,conservation,national park,biodiversity,protection,nature,electricity poles
Power lines in ShenandoahPhoto (JPG) Alexandra FriesIntegration and Application Network40 views0 downloads (Details)In Shenandoah National Park, electrical power lines cross through the park, and the area around them must be maintained and managed. While they are needed, they also bisect the natural areas of the park and can disturb wildlife. Shenandoah National Park, VA.Add to lightbox
Power lines in Shenandoah In Shenandoah National Park, electrical power lines cross through the park, and the area around them must be maintained and managed. While they are needed, they also bisect the natural areas of the park and can disturb wildlife. Shenandoah National Park, VA. photo,electricity,conservation,national park,biodiversity,protection,nature,electricity poles
Power lines in ShenandoahPhoto (JPG) Alexandra FriesIntegration and Application Network36 views0 downloads (Details)In Shenandoah National Park, electrical power lines cross through the park, and the area around them must be maintained and managed. While they are needed, they also bisect the natural areas of the park and can disturb wildlife. Shenandoah National Park, VA.Add to lightbox
Vaccinium corymbosum (Highbush blueberry) Highbush blueberry is one of the most important plants in the blueberry family. It is found around wetlands, in woodland clearings, and open meadows, and provides food for many birds and a few mammals. symbol,vector,illustration,Plantae,Ericales,Ericaceae,wildlife,shelter,nest,berry,protection,habitat
Vaccinium corymbosum (Highbush blueberry)Vector Graphic (SVG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network113 views51 downloads (Details)Highbush blueberry is one of the most important plants in the blueberry family. It is found around wetlands, in woodland clearings, and open meadows, and provides food for many birds and a few mammals.Add to lightbox
Fiber logs Natural fiber logs for sale at a local hardware store in Cambridge MD. These logs are designed to be used in constructing a natural "living shoreline", as opposed to a hardened shoreline that employs a concrete bulkhead or stone rip rap. The former creates habitat for native plants and wildlife where the latter removes habitat. jute,log,shoreline,erosion,protection,buffer,climate change,sea level rise,storm,flooding,mitigation
Fiber logsPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration & Application Network355 views2 downloads (Details)Natural fiber logs for sale at a local hardware store in Cambridge MD. These logs are designed to be used in constructing a natural "living shoreline", as opposed to a hardened shoreline that employs a concrete bulkhead or stone rip rap. The former creates habitat for native plants and wildlife where the latter removes habitat.Add to lightbox
Shoreline erosion control Conceptual diagram illustrating a hardened shoreline vs a natural shoreline. The hardened shoreline has concrete rip-rap or a sea wall. It can be very costly and can also interrupt natural shoreline processes and sand movement that can lead to increased erosion downdrift from the structure. A natural shoreline incorporates native vegetation with a buffer strip of sand and/or fiber logs. It filters runoff and traps sediment, actually widening the beach, and providing valuable shoreline habitat for wildlife. diagram,climate change,sea level rise,flooding,protection,erosion,shoreline,buffer,rip rap,bulkhead
Shoreline erosion controlRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES332 views23 downloads (Details)Conceptual diagram illustrating a hardened shoreline vs a natural shoreline. The hardened shoreline has concrete rip-rap or a sea wall. It can be very costly and can also interrupt natural shoreline processes and sand movement that can lead to increased erosion downdrift from the structure. A natural shoreline incorporates native vegetation with a buffer strip of sand and/or fiber logs. It filters runoff and traps sediment, actually widening the beach, and providing valuable shoreline habitat for wildlife.Add to lightbox
Biodiversity for Climate Change Conceptual diagram illustrating preparations for the effects of climate change: In an area where all of the organisms are alike, it is possible to lose an entire population due to a single pest infestation. Landscape with a variety of native, drought-resistant plants to support biodiversity and resilient backyard communities. diagram,climate change,global warming,sea level rise,adaptation,mitigation,protection,biodiversity,resilience
Biodiversity for Climate ChangeRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES202 views19 downloads (Details)Conceptual diagram illustrating preparations for the effects of climate change: In an area where all of the organisms are alike, it is possible to lose an entire population due to a single pest infestation. Landscape with a variety of native, drought-resistant plants to support biodiversity and resilient backyard communities.Add to lightbox
Adaptation to Climate Change Conceptual diagram illustrating preparations for the effects of climate change: Elevating and moving houses and utilities away from flood plain boundaries make them less vulnerable to storms and may lower flood insurance rates. Rather than building a concrete levy to protect property, consider a natural shoreline that offers the same benefit. diagram,climate change,global warming,sea level rise,flooding,adaptation,mitigation,protection,erosion
Adaptation to Climate ChangeRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES274 views32 downloads (Details)Conceptual diagram illustrating preparations for the effects of climate change: Elevating and moving houses and utilities away from flood plain boundaries make them less vulnerable to storms and may lower flood insurance rates. Rather than building a concrete levy to protect property, consider a natural shoreline that offers the same benefit.Add to lightbox

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