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Permits: Integrated Wetlands and Shoreline Guidance

There are complex interactions and tremendous value to tidal shorelines. In addition, various government entities in Virginia have management jurisdictions over tidal shorelines. The concept of integrated guidance addresses the complexities found in all aspects of the tidal ecosystem and its management.

sj35 Shoreline Study Report

SJ35 Shoreline Study Report as served by the Virginia General Assembly, Legislative Information System

Decision Tree

Decision Tree - CCRM has developed a shoreline management decision tree that leads users through a series of questions about shoreline characteristics and results in a recommendation of the environmentally preferable treatment(s) for that shoreline.

Decision Tree Tool (interactive web), ( easy read.pdf version), and manual

Workshop Presentations

jpa site drawing


Complete JPA Instruction

  • Tutorial - This tutorial provides instructions on the correct material necessary to complete the JPA.

little creekcoastal vegetation

CCRM Integrated Guidance Document

jurisdictions on the shoreline

Rivers & Coast Newsletter

global coastal systems


Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Report

west point paper

Burke's Beach



Agencies & Other Guidance

CCRM provides guidance to decisionmakers regarding tidal wetland permits. The following is a list of beneficial links.

Decision Tree Tool