Dune Projects

ALL PROJECTS

Border Field State Park Dune Enhancement
Implemented
Border Field State Park Dune Enhancement

An experimental project using green engineering techniques to restore coastal dunes at Border Field State Park, San Diego.

Humboldt Coastal Resilience Project
Implemented
Humboldt Coastal Resilience Project

Miles of dune enhancement and restoration in Humboldt and Del Norte counties since the 1980s, with plans for additional restoration.

Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project
In Planning
Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project

Increasing the resiliency of three acres of Manhattan Beach to improve coastal protection and public engagement.

Ocean Beach Middle Reach
In Planning
Ocean Beach Middle Reach

A plan for this San Francisco beach area to re-establish a more native dune morphology and ecosystem by recontouring and revegetating sand embankments.

Pillar Point Harbor West Trail Living Shoreline
Implemented
Pillar Point Harbor West Trail Living Shoreline

Restoration of an eroded area of the West Trail using an engineered dune feature to provide a safe path to the Mavericks Beach Area in San Mateo County.

Salinas River State Beach
Implemented
Salinas River State Beach

A restoration plan to remove iceplant, increase native plant density, and increase foredune resiliency to wave impacts in Moss Landing.

Stinson Beach Feasibility Study
In Planning
Stinson Beach Feasibility Study

A study of Stinson Beach, CA evaluating the feasibility of developing a resilient beach and dune ecosystem to enhance habitats, improve equitable recreational access, and provide flood and erosion protection.

Cardiff Living Shorelines Project
Implemented
Cardiff Living Shorelines Project

An engineered dune system in Encinitas, CA to protect Pacific Coast Highway and enhance beach habitat.

Los Angeles Living Shoreline Project
In Planning
Los Angeles Living Shoreline Project

Creating an innovative multi-habitat living shoreline at Dockweiler State Beach in Los Angeles.

Marina Dune Preserve Restoration
Implemented
Marina Dune Preserve Restoration

Restore native dune strand and coastal scrub species to enhance resilience of the Preserve in Marina, CA.

Ormond Beach Recreation and Public Access Plan
In Planning
Ormond Beach Recreation and Public Access Plan

Restoration of a large area of coastal wetlands that includes dune habitat and enhancing public access at Ormond Beach, CA.

Point Reyes National Seashore
Implemented
Point Reyes National Seashore

A series of projects near Abbotts Lagoon in Marin County to restore some of the largest expanses of native dune plant communities in California.

Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project
Implemented
Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project

The first dune resilience pilot to test the feasibility of restoring dune habitat at a historically groomed and high traffic beach in L.A. County.

Surfer's Point Managed Shoreline Retreat Project
Implemented
Surfer's Point Managed Shoreline Retreat Project

A dune resilience case study at Surfer's Beach, Ventura, CA combining adaptation strategies of habitat restoration, infrastructure realignment, and managed retreat.

Carpinteria Shoreline Management Plan
In Planning
Carpinteria Shoreline Management Plan

A plan for the City of Carpinteria shoreline that includes a restored dune system and sediment/cobble nourishment.

Malibu Living Shoreline Project
In Planning
Malibu Living Shoreline Project

A dune habitat restoration project to increase the resiliency of the shoreline at Zuma and Point Dume Beaches.

Morro Bay State Beach Restoration
Implemented
Morro Bay State Beach Restoration

Restoration of 4 miles of dunes on a sandspit in Morro Bay, CA with straw bales and vegetation treatments.

Pacifica State Beach
In Planning
Pacifica State Beach

Restoration of coastal and wetland processes to reduce flooding and erosion hazards, improve habitat, and enrich recreation in Pacifica.

Ponto Living Shorelines Project
Implemented
Ponto Living Shorelines Project

A project that includes experimentation of the effectiveness of different green engineering techniques to restore dune habitat at Ponto State Beach, Carlsbad.

Seabright Beach Coastal Enhancement Project
Implemented
Seabright Beach Coastal Enhancement Project

A project in Santa Cruz restoring coastal dune, strand, and bluff habitat to protect the shoreline and serve important wildlife.