Engineering With Nature An Atlas, Volume 1

I hope you are inspired by the beautiful projects in this atlas and the many benefits that can be achieved by Engineering With Nature.

Todd S. Bridges, National Lead for Engineering With Nature

The 56 projects presented in this atlas reveal the diversity of applications and benefits that can be achieved through Engineering With Nature.

Book Launch Ceremony

On 15 January 2019, USACE held a launch ceremony in Washington DC, hosted at the National Building Museum, to mark the publication of the book Engineering With Nature: An Atlas. The event was attended by more than 100 participants representing partners, stakeholders, and contributors to the Atlas and the Engineering With Nature Initiative. Prepared remarks and interviews from the launch can be viewed below.

USACE cameras captured the EWN Atlas book launch event. To access the playlist click on the three-line menu in the upper left-hand corner.

Download or Order

Engineering With Nature: An Atlas is available at Knowledge Core, ERDC’s digital respository:

Bridges, T. S., E. M. Bourne, J. K. King, H. K. Kuzmitski, E. B. Moynihan, and B. C. Suedel. 2018. Engineering With Nature: an atlas. ERDC/EL SR-18-8. Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/27929.

NOTE: There are two versions of this document available for download. The Hardback file is the highest quality version and may take some time to download. The E-book file is a version of the document that has been optimized for tablet and monitor viewing.

To request a hard copy, please fill out the Atlas Order Form.

Inside the Atlas

Beaches and Dunes

Protecting coastlines & enhancing recreation

Projects
  • Deer Island Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration
    • Mississippi Sound, Mississippi, United States
  • Hondsbossche Dunes
    • Petten, the Netherlands
  • Delfland Sand Motor Pilot
    • The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Murrels Inlet Beneficial Use of Dredged Material
    • Murrels Inlet, South Carolina, United States
  • North Norfolk Coast Restoration
    • Norfolk, East Anglia, England, United Kingdom
  • Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction
    • Long Beach Island, New Jersey, United States
  • Taumanu Reserve-Onehunga Foreshore Restoration
    • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Galveston Beach Nourishment at 61st Street
    • Galveston, Texas, United States
  • Oriental Bay Foreshore Restoration
    • Wellington, New Zealand
Deer Island, Mississippi
Deer Island, Mississippi, USA
Wetlands

Creating Natural Defenses & Aquatic Habitats

Projects
  • Braddock Bay Restoration
    • Lake Ontario, Greece, New York, United States
  • Hamilton Wetlands Restoration
    • Novato, California, United States
  • Salt Marsh Development Marconi Delfzijl
    • Port of Delfzijl, the Netherlands
  • Savannah Harbor Dredged Material Containment Areas
    • Savannah Harbor, Jasper County, South Carolina, United States
  • Salt Marsh Development with a Mud Motor
    • Koehoal, Tzummarum, the Netherlands
  • Sears Point Wetland Restoration
    • San Pablo Bay, Sonoma County, California, United States
  • Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Marsh Resilience
    • Cambridge, Maryland, United States
  • Duluth 21st Avenue West Demonstration Project
    • Superior Harbor, Duluth, Minnesota, United States
  • Dredged Sediment in an Uncontrolled Diversion
    • West Bay, Louisiana, United States
Savannah Harbor, South Carolina, USA
Islands

Discovering Placement Solutions with Multiple Benefits

Projects
  • Mordecai Island Coastal Wetlands Restoration
    • Barnegat Bay, Ocean County, New Jersey, United States
  • Horseshoe Bend Island
    • Lower Atchafalaya River, Louisiana, United States
  • Evia Island Bird Habitat
    • Galveston, Texas, United States
  • Cat Island Chain Restoration
    • Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
  • Redistribution and Impacts of Nearshore Berm Sediment
    • Chandeleur Barrier Islands, Louisiana, United States
Cat Island chain, Wisconsin, USA
Reefs

Stabilizing Shorelines and Creating Habitat

Projects
  • MacDill Oyster Reef Shoreline Stabilization
    • Tampa, Florida, United States
  • Coffee Island Oyster Reefs
    • Portersville Bay, Alabama, United States
  • Oesterdam Sand Nourishment Projects
    • Oesterdam, Eastern Scheldt, the Netherlands
  • Swift Tract Oyster Reef Breakwaters
    • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Baldwin County, Alabama,
    • United States
MacDill oyster reef, Florida, USA
Riverine Systems

Strengthening and Restoring Natural Waterways

Projects
  • Eugene Field Park Restoration Project
    • Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Slowing the Flow at Pickering
    • Pickering, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Horner Park Restoration Project
    • Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Stroud Rural Sustainable Drainage Systems
    • Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • River Glaven Restoration Project
    • Hunworth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Springhouse Run Stream Restoration
    • Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Spring House Run
Springhouse Run, District of Columbia, USA
Levee Setbacks and Floodplains

Mitigating Flood Risk Through Natural Processes

Projects
  • Belford Natural Flood Management Scheme
    • Belford, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
  • Missouri River Levee Setbacks
    • Missouri River, Iowa and Missouri, United States
  • Kalkense Meersen Cluster
    • Scheidt River, Flanders, Belgium
  • Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme
    • Selsey, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
  • Alkborough Flats Managed Realignment
    • Alkborough, North Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Redman Point- Loosahatchie Bar Environmental Restoration
    • Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • The Polders of Kruibeke
    • Kruibeke, Belgium
Loosahatchie Bar, Tennessee, USA
Use of Vegetation and Natural Materials

Exploring Alternative Interventions

Projects
  • Building with Nature in Indonesia
    • Demak, Northern Java, Indonesia
  • Sankey Natural Flood Management Initiative
    • Sankey Valley, St. Helens, England, United Kingdom
  • Dunn Creek Confluence Habitat Restoration
    • Kootenai River, Libby, Montana, United States
  • Bowmont Catchment Initiative
    • Town Yetholm and Kirk Yetholm, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
  • Beneficial Use Site 4A Vegetation Workshop
    • Chocolate Bayou Channel, Brazoria County, Texas, United States
  • Making Space for Water
    • Kinder Scout, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Lower Boulder Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project
    • Boulder County, Colorado, United States
  • Skagit River Rehabilitation of Flood Control Works
    • Skagit County, Washington, United States
Lower Boulder Creek
Lower Boulder Creek, Colorado, USA
Environmental Enhancements of Infrastructure

Engineering Structures to Include Beneficial Habitat

Projects
  • Ashtabula Harbor Breakwater Tern Nesting Habitat
    • Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
  • Milwaukee Harbor Breakwater Fish Habitat Demonstration Project
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Cleveland Harbor East Arrowhead Breakwater Demonstration Project
    • Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Houtrib Dike Pilot Project
    • The dike between the cities of Lelystad and Enkhuizen, the Netherlands
  • Fowl River Private Living Shorelines
    • Theodore, Alabama, United States
  • Rich Revetments: Enhancing Hard Substrates for Ecology
    • Zierikzee/Sint Annaland, Eastern Scheldt, the Netherlands
  • Soo Locks Fish Habitat Restoration
    • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States
  • Mud Mountain Fish Passage
    • Buckley, Washington, United States
Soo Locks
Soo Locks, Michigan, USA

Engineering With Nature is an important initiative for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

James Dalton, Director of Civil Works, USACE
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