Beach SAMP Unveils Final Chapters on Coastal Resilience Plan

By Cynthia Drummond | Courtesy of the Westerly Sun NARRAGANSETT — The developers of the latest Shoreline Change Special Area...

Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting

Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting

To address challenges from a changing shoreline, the R.I. Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP) is focused on...

Army Corps Explains Sea Level Rise Plan

Army Corps proposal to elevate homes and sea level rise projection maps presented at Beach SAMP meeting. Matunuck’s shoreline has...

Sea Grant Law Fellow Shifts Career from Science to Policy

Former Sea Grant Law Fellow John Ryan-Henry didn’t originally set out to be a lawyer. Now a dual J.D./Masters of...

Beach Profiling to Track Changes to Our Shoreline

Last month the Coastal Resources Management Council, along with the University of Rhode Island Department of Geosciences and Eastern Connecticut State...

New Tools for Coastal Resilience

To better adapt to future flooding and erosion, storms and sea level rise, Rhode Island is underway in developing the...

STORMTOOLS Sets Up RI Coast for Resiliency

Rhode Island communities are stepping up to a national challenge in planning for sea level and storms at a local level. In...

Sea Level Impacts on Salt Marshes: Beach SAMP updates

October, or “Salt Marsh Month” as declared by Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee to highlight this rapidly declining landscape, is winding down,...

Napatree Point a Moving Target

Napatree Point is a 1.5-mile sandy spit that separates Little Narragansett Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. It is a constantly...

State Adopts SLAMM Maps for Wetland Restoration and Adaptation

Rhode Island has lost more than half, or 4,000 acres, its salt marshes statewide, in the last 200 years –...

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