National Parks Service Coastal Engineering Inventory

A reconnaissance-level investigation, analysis and inventory of coastal engineering projects in ten coastal national parks was completed by the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) at Western Carolina University (WCU) with funding provided by the National Park Service (NPS) Recreation Fee Program. The coastal national parks inventoried for this project include:

  1. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (APIS)
  2. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area (BOHA)
  3. Cape Lookout National Seashore (CALO)
  4. Channel Islands National Park (CHIS)
  5. Fire Island National Seashore (FIIS)
  6. Fort Pulaski National Monument (FOPU)
  7. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (INDU)
  8. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve (JELA)
  9. Lewis & Clark National Park (LEWI)
  10. Timucuan Ecological Heritage Preserve (TIMU)

This document provides a summary of findings in each park and includes information on identified coastal engineering projects including historic data, imagery, cost and a discussion of impacts (where available and appropriate). This summary report serves as a supplement to a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database of coastal engineering projects.


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