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Posted: 4/18/2022

CESU -- Living Shoreline Research and Maintenance at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point is located in Craven County, North Carolina, on the southern shore of the Neuse River. In 2021, MCAS Cherry Point will construct a living shoreline along the Neuse River boundary to provide shoreline protection, to increase coastal resiliency, and to enhance riparian habitat, shallow water habitat, and water quality. The living shoreline would consist of a granite sill constructed approximately 25-30 feet seaward of high tide. This granite sill will be segmented to allow for flushing and cross-shore movement of fish and wildlife. Oyster shell will be installed at the landward toe and the landward fringe will be back-filled and planted with marsh grasses.

The purpose of this project is to provide monitoring and quantification of the benefits (ecosystem services) that the living shoreline will provide. To improve our understanding of how the MCAS Cherry Point living shoreline will impact the delivery of priority ecosystem services, the Cooperator will measure various ecosystem metrics in order to model a subset of priority ecosystem services. The Cooperator shall have expertise in coastal restoration, saltmarsh ecology, living shorelines, and the analysis of biological partnerships to improve restoration outcomes in restored marshes. These efforts are further defined in the Scope of Work.


Deadline for Statements of Interest: 25 August, 2021

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