Self-Guided Decision Tools

Shoreline Decision Support Tool

An interactive tool that combines on-site observations with Shoreline Management Model recommendations (currently in beta-testing)

Original Decision Tree Series

A series of decision trees that leads users through questions about shoreline conditions to produce a best practice recommendation (published in 2010)

Undefended Shorelines & Failed Defense Structures
Currently Defended Shorelines

 Existing Bulkheads

 Existing Revetments

 Existing Groins

 Existing Marsh Sills

Existing Offshore Breakwaters 

For shorelines with multiple structure types – refer to each structure type decision tool, consider the shoreline condition, structural integrity and remaining life expectancy, and the level of protection provided by each type.  Seek expert advice for input on which if any of the existing structures should be maintained or replaced with another alternative.