Little Lagoon Living Shoreline
US Department of the Interior
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
The project will apply living shoreline techniques to restore, at a minimum, 2,200 feet of heavily eroded area along the southwestern corner and southern shore of Little Lagoon in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in coastal Alabama. Restoration will include a combination of evaluation, planning, and installing a living shoreline, consisting of biodegradable coconut fiber logs, plantings (Spartina alterniflora and Juncus roemerianus), wave attenuation structures and/or native mussel seeding. Stabilization of the shoreline will also reduce erosion of adjacent habitat supporting endangered Alabama beach mouse and and help create more storm-resilient and biologically productive shoreline habitats.