The UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station

Living Shorelines of Cedar Key

The UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station

Cedar Key, Florida 32625, United States

Created By: UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station


The University of Florida established the Nature Coast Biological Station (NCBS) in 2015 to work on natural resource needs in the Nature Coast of Florida. Shoreline erosion is among the greatest issues threatening shorelines globally, and the accelerating rate is linked to sea level rise. Researchers and extension agents at NCBS worked with Cedar Key community members to build four living shorelines of different types that you will see on the tour today. These living shorelines are important demonstration areas that can serve as models for shoreline projects in other parts of Florida and the USA.

If NCBS is open during your visit, check out the discovery room. This small exhibit area showcases native species and information about local natural resources. Then, continue on to the next stop on the tour, the reef ball project on NCBS's shoreline.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Living Shorelines of Cedar Key


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