Concrete slabs, shown on the left side of the photo, can be spaced apart to provide wildlife access to and from wetlands and uplands while still providing some degree of shoreline protection. This innovative approach is generally considered an improvement over the common rip rap shown on the right side of this photo, which is a significant and often insurmountable obstacle to wildlife.
May 2005, Town Creek, Oxford, MD

Upland trees, phragmites marsh and shoreline protection

Concrete slabs, shown on the left side of the photo, can be spaced apart to provide wildlife access to and from wetlands and uplands while still providing some degree of shoreline protection. This innovative approach is generally considered an improvement over the common rip rap shown on the right side of this photo, which is a significant and often insurmountable obstacle to wildlife. May 2005, Town Creek, Oxford, MD

bank erosion soft shoreline protection aquatic fauna native species nesting habitat rip rap wetlands

Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2005-04-30
AlbumHuman > Management/Restoration
TypePhoto
Dimensions2560 x 1920
Filesize1 MB
Number of Downloads102
Filetype(s) JPG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionJane Hawkey, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)