Systems Approach to Geomorphic Engineering
Systems Approach to Geomorphic Engineering
Integrating green and gray solutions in coastal landscape transformation

SAGE ...

is a Community of Practice of Federal, State, and Local Agencies, non- governmental organizations, academic institutions, engineers, and private businesses working together to:

  • Use and promote green-gray approaches to ensure coastal community and shoreline resilience;

  • Broaden science, engineering, policy and marketing activity both domestically and internationally;

  • Engage community partners in regional demonstrations.

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New! Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-Based Coastal Protection synthesizes and interprets the current state of the knowledge on the science and practice of nature-based shoreline protection. Coming March 2017. Order online and save 20%, Promo Code AQQ78.

SAGE Living Shoreline Brochure
Numerous SAGE partners contributed to the content in this informative brochure that provides a helpful overview of the different types of shoreline solutions. This document is a great handout to help people learn about natural and nature-based shorelines.

Watch how communities use nature's services to prepare for coastal storms in this animated video from NOAA.

Natural and Nature-Based Features