North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
NC Division of Coastal Management
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Estuarine Shoreline Stabilization

How to Stabilize your Estuarine Shoreline

Steps to help guide property owners through the process of stabilizing their estuarine shoreline. 

Weighing Your Options Brochure

How to protect your property from shoreline erosion: A handbook for estuarine property owners

Shoreline Stabilization Method Decision Tree

An interactive guide to help property owners determine which shoreline stabilization method is the most appropriate for their shoreline type.
PDF version

Stabilization Options

An overview of the options property owners have to stabilize their estuarine shoreline.

Shoreline Types

An overview of the broad shoreline types possible in North Carolina. 

Details from revisions to the estuarine shoreline stabilization rules and general permits including CRC memos and reports.

The final report from the work group, completed in August 2006.

A summary and materials from the Living Shorelines Training held April 2009 for resource and permitting agencies in N.C. 

Financial assistance for property owners who install eligible best management practices (BMPs).

The N.C. Division of Coastal Management is embarking on a project to evaluate the marsh sill projects that have been permitted in the state.

Estuarine Shoreline Mapping Project

Learn about DCM's effort to map N.C.'s estuarine shoreline.

Estuarine Shoreline Stabilization Research Project

Learn about DCM's CICEET-funded project to study estuarine shoreline stabilzation. Read the final report from the study.


N.C. Division of Coastal Management . 400 Commerce Ave . Morehead City, NC 28557
1-888-4RCOAST . Email Us