Beach Profiling Volunteer Resources

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These resources are available for program volunteers as well as for public use and information regarding the program. Any group or individual interested in developing a profiling program at their local beach should first investigate access to and ownership of the beach as many locations are privately owned.


Datasheets, Annual Schedules, and Instructions

2017 Beach Profiling Schedule

Volunteer Manual

Beach Profiling Training Video

Field Data Sheet

Data Entry Instructions  


Program Paperwork

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Liability Waiver

Photo Release Agreement


General Program Information

Beach Profile Brochure

Emery Method

Fact Sheet: Tracking Beach Erosion Could Help Management

Geological Coastal Processes (Maine Geological Survey website)

Maine Property Owners Guide to Managing Flooding, Erosion, and Other Coastal Hazards


Published Resources 

The Ferry Beach Field Guide: An Ecological Tour Of New England's Coastal Ecosystems

Increase your knowledge of New England's coastal ecosystems with this handy, fun and easy-to-use field guide. This unique 120-page guide is organized by ecosystem and includes the most common species found in each. 

 

 

Atlantic Coast Beaches: A Guide to Ripples, Dunes, and Other Natural Features of the Seashore

Written for a general audience, Atlantic Coast Beaches: A Guide to Ripples, Dunes, and Other Natural Features of the Seashore covers everything, from microscopic nematodes to the potentially cataclysmic changes occurring along the coastline due to rising sea level. Its clear writing, illustrative photographs, and instructive diagrams answer some curious questions, such as why do some sands bark and sing, how do miniature sand volcanoes form, and how do barrier islands migrate?

These resources are available for program volunteers as well as for public use and information regarding the program.  Any group or individual interested in developing a profiling program at their local beach should first investigate access to and ownership of the beach as many locations are privately owned.