Fall is the PERFECT time of year to establish your Baseline Data and Monitoring Protocol with us!
We all know that Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are eroding at an alarming rate.
PEI & NS: Northumberland – Fiona before & after
Noticing loss of land from your waterfront property?
Many of our clients see this distinction at its fullest in the spring of the year. Clients walk their property and assess the damage from fall and winter storms. With our warmer winters, there are an increasing number of days experiencing (at minimum) two freeze/thaw processes, daily.
Water naturally fills the voids between sand, silt and clay particles of the soils on your property. The cold nights (below 0 degrees C) cause the water within the void spaces of soil to freeze, this water expands within the soil. When the warm sun comes up in the morning, temperature rises (above 0 degrees C) and the water molecules contract, taking up less space. This cycle known as freeze/thaw processes creates continuous shifting within the soil, allowing it to become loosened especially along your waterfront.
- How much land did I lose between fall last year and spring this year? It is very difficult to determine this without a repeatable procedure set in place.
- What are the trends from previous years? HNH data tables we have created for you will be a good predictor of what will continue happening.
Meet Dawn, our Certified Engineering Technologist
Bringing professional knowledge and monitoring skills to you!
Baseline Data & Monitoring
Dawn will strategically install stakes on your property, each with a designated marking to keep track of its location as well as corresponding measurements.
A Monitoring Protocol guide will be included explaining how to measure in the spring and future increments.
All this information will be provided to you as a digital file (we will also keep all your information in our records in case you misplace yours):
- Aerial drone images showing where each stake is located.
- Corresponding baseline data table – to compare with future measurements to enable you to discover future erosion trends.
- Images of areas of significant interest we discover during our assessment and want to monitor closely.
- Monitoring Protocol guide.
Includes travel, time on site, measurement and installation of stakes, baseline monitoring, drone image post installation, images of erosion areas.
Helping Nature Heal’s Living Shoreline methods are proving themselves to slow processes of erosion as well as repairing the
ecosystem triangle and creating habitat for shorebirds, and small critters and pollinator species.
2021 article published in Ecological Engineering Journal for research proving
Helping Nature Heal methods stop 98% of sediment loss on steep slopes!
NOW is the perfect time to contact our friendly & qualified professionals to help!
Contact Dawn email@example.com today to schedule your personalized
monitoring protocol on your property and allow us to teach you how to monitor your erosion.
Helping Nature Heal – Year 2: Coastal Monitoring map
Average horizontal retreat from 2022 to 2023 is 0.8 m (2.6 ft).