Shorelines program heads into its 10th year on WCU campus Hardly a day goes by that a staff member from Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines isn’t asked how such a program ended up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Read...


Marine life dwindles after beach renourishment at Folly, report says “We need to be able to quantify those impacts,’’ said Young, who heads the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina. Ready more from The State here


Four years after Sandy, the coastal real estate market is recovering “There’s usually very little thought given to whether it actually makes sense to keep rebuilding in these areas,” says Young, who is director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at...


43 Win Federation Pelican Awards The Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines: The program’s staff is receiving the award for their expert research and strategic advice to advance sound beach and shoreline management. Read about the award here


As Sea Levels Rise, How Best to Protect Coasts? “They can mitigate wave impact, so they can help slow down chronic erosion or help reduce the wave impact during a storm to some degree. But they’re not going to save you from a 12-foot, 16-foot storm surge,” said...