- Natural Shoreline – Bioengineering techniques provide the owner with a natural shoreline that’s filled with native plant materials. The plants provide support and stability to the existing vegetated dune through their complex root systems.
Situated on the North Eastern shore of East Grand Traverse Bay, this project was our first high energy bioengineering project. It combines some of the traditional practices, used in lower energy situations, and our custom high energy practices.
The property is located on a stretch of shoreline that is constantly hit by waves, wind, and ice movement. The existing tree line and vegetated dune was being threatened. The owner called Inhabitect because they wanted to ensure that all erosion issues would be eliminated and the trees preserved.
The project used 100% native plants that were installed throughout the shoreline and vegetated dune area. We worked closely with the owner to ensure our plant selections met their aesthetic goals and communicated with EGLE about our high energy solutions.