State Of The Coast
“State of the Coast” is an analytical assessment that uses the latest data to provide a snapshot of current coastal conditions, along with future-facing strategies and opportunities to create a more resilient and healthier coast on the North Shore of Massachusetts. This report focused on two significant future impacts from climate change—sea level rise and storm surge. Both are anticipated to significantly increase after the year 2050 and have widespread impacts to coastal areas. Among the issues to be addressed are, risks to coastal properties, including those owned privately, and significant threats to the conservation of important natural resources, wildlife, and ecosystems.