Barrier Beach Management: The Long Island Experience

by John A. Black, Suffolk County Community Coll, Selden, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


Barrier beaches are intrinsically unstable but are used for a variety of human activities ranging from recreational to commercial use. This type of land use often leads to the demand for beach stabilization programs which rarely consider the barrier beach as an integrated unit. Thus, a project implemented along one section often leads to erosion along another section. Moreover, management strategies are never permanent and require the on-going commitment of funds.

Subject Headings: Barrier islands | Coastal management | Human factors | Water-based recreation | Erosion | Soil stabilization | Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils

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