A workshop was held at VIMS for local government staff, advisory board members, marine contractors, permitting agents, environmental consultants, and those generally interested in coastal resources management in the Commonwealth.
Speakers included VIMS/CCRM scientists, VMRC engineers, and General Assembly legislative staff.
Workshop Session Presentations
Workshop Session Handouts
Based on feedback from workshop participants, we have made the following revisions to the Currently Defended Decision Trees that were presented at the 5/5/11 workshop. The revised decision trees are available by scrolling down to the links on this page:
Title for each decision tree now in bold red.
Serviceable bulkheads and revetments in good condition – added suggestion to consider real need for structure at that location; if not really needed, consider removing it; if needed, inspect and maintain while considering alternatives for eventual replacement.
Low energy settings – added “grade bank if necessary” to “remove and replace with integrated vegetation buffers.”
Web Links Related to Workshop Materials
VIMS Center for Coastal Resources Management website:
SAM – Shoreline Assessment Mapper
Chesapeake Bay Shoreline Inventories
Tidal Marsh Inventories:
http://ccrm.vims.edu/gis_data_maps/static_maps/gis/tmi.html (GIS data)
(pdf versions of original reports available at: http://ccrm.vims.edu/publications/tidal_marsh_inventories.html
Virginia Senate Bill 964 – Coastal Resource Management
Living Shorelines Website: