Shoreline Restoration: ‘Protecting Community, Conserving the Coast’

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration supports nature-based solutions for coastal resilience, such as WSP USA’s Franklin-98 project to create oyster reefs, saltmarshes.



The Franklin-98 project will use nature-based solutions to help stabilize areas of shoreline along Highway 98 damaged by erosion.


WSP’s Matthew Smith collects a soil core that was used to describe geotechnical properties in the project area.


Nigel Temple (left) and Matthew Smith (right) collect oyster size frequency data from established populations on intertidal rocks to set baseline targets for proposed oyster reefs at Franklin 98.

Jennifer Brunton
United States
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Nigel Temple
United States