Sand fencing can affect natural beach processes

and fencing on a Fire Island beach

Detailed Description

Human modifications to beaches, such as sand fencing, sea walls and rock jetties, can alter natural beach processes like overwash. This can affect how much habitat for species like piping plovers is created by storms.


Image Dimensions: 3264 x 2448

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Location Taken: US


Credit: Sara Zeigler, USGS