Living Shorelines Principles and Practices written by Kevin M. Smith, Associate Director Maryland Department of Natural Resources Chesapeake & Coastal Services. Acknowledgements •  Marguerite Whilden (Terrapin Institute) •  Albert McCullough (Sustainable Science) •  Scott Hardaway & Karen During (VIMS) •  Keith Underwood (Underwood & Associates) •  Jana Davis (Chesapeake Bay Trust) •  Colleagues at MD DNR •  Erik Michelsen (South River Federation) •  Billy Moulden (Severn River Association) •  Tracy Skrabel (Carolina Coastal Federation). 

About Terrapin Institute

The Terrapin Institute began in 1998 as a consortium of concerned citizens, scientists, resource managers, and educators dedicated to the understanding, persistence, and recovery of Diamondback Terrapins and other turtles through effective management, thorough research, and public outreach. We work to protect an abundance of adult turtle populations, preserve nesting and forage habitat, and improve recruitment. In return the terrapin has become the perfect metaphor for natural resource stewardship and public engagement; the face of estuarine restoration, and a gateway to the many wonders of our rich tidewater heritage.

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