Multiagency partners enhance Chesapeake Bay coastline under Hurr
Matt Whitbeck, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supervisory biologist, examines shoreline protection improvements during a coastal resiliency project tour at Smith Island near Ewell, Md., Oct. 7, 2021. Recent hurricane events have emphasized the increasing vulnerability of coastal areas to natural disasters through the combination of changing climate, geological processes, and accelerating sea level rise and shoreline erosion. Improving resilience—the ability to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and adapt to changing conditions and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions with minimal damage—is a crucial objective of reducing risk. (U.S. Army photo by Greg Nash)