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For more information about any of the projects listed below, please contact the Texas General Land Office's Permit Service Center.

Featured Living Shorelines Map Tour

Every shoreline has its own unique features that influence how living shorelines are designed and implemented. Take a virtual tour along the Texas coastline to view the different ways living shorelines have been used to improve and protect property. We hope these examples provide ideas and inspiration to address your own shoreline issues.

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Living Shorelines Project Explorer Map

Explore an interactive map of the over 100 living shoreline projects cataloged by the Texas General Land Office, categorized by type: Soft, Hybrid, Retrofit: Soft, or Retrofit: Hybrid. Many entries contain information about materials and plant species used, as well as contributing organizations. Find out what kinds of living shorelines are in your area, and see what’s possible.

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Living Shoreline Site Suitability Model

The Texas General Land Office, with the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi (HRI) and the Galveston Bay Foundation, created the Living Shoreline Site Suitability Model to help users determine if their property is suitable for a living shoreline.

This user-friendly model provides a recommendation on the type of living shoreline best suited for the coastal property address entered. Depending on the property’s location, the model may recommend one of four different living shoreline types. Or, in some situations, a living shoreline might not be suitable at all! The model is as an important first step in planning a living shoreline project.