Soft engineering uses soft methods including dredging, beach nourishment, and beach scraping to limit erosion and achieve shoreline stabilization. If necessary, these methods are less intrusive to natural coastal processes compared to hard structures.
Coastal Engineering—Soft Structures
- Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home]
- Coastal Adaptation Strategies Handbook & Case Studies
- Inventory of Coastal Engineering Projects in Coastal National Parks
Last updated: April 9, 2019