341 - Restoration and Resilience of Coastal Systems in Park Design and Planning

Thursday, September 28
11:30 AM–12:45 PM

Location: Room RO2

Days: Thursday, 28 September
Track: Conservation
NRPA Three Pillars: Conservation
Session Type: Research Session

Coastal systems are among our most valuable resources, buffering effects of climate change and sea level rise.  This session explores the challenges designers face in planning sustainable parks and providing the necessary space for these dynamic natural systems to function, while creating exciting places for people to experience the natural world.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Explain how park designers, managers, and other allied professionals are working collaboratively on balancing public access with ecological function.
Explore climate change and sea level rise implications in public park planning and management and deepen understanding of natural systems at risk due to coastal development pressures.
Examine local case studies from coastal systems and consider applicability to shoreline systems cross the country, gaining insight into access and development decisions that support sensitive species.