Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2017-2018 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with the City of Ramsey. The City of Ramsey recently completed a shoreline inventory along the Mississippi River, which borders the city on the south. The results of this study showed significant soil loss and erosion, which equates to loss of property, damage to natural resources, and impacts to water quality. The City requested assistance determining next steps to address shoreline erosion. Students in Dr. Fernando Burga's Land Use Planning course assessed current shoreline erosion in Ramsey along the Mississippi, as well as the causes and impacts of erosion; identified potential shoreline restoration and stabilization techniques and funding sources; recommended outreach and engagement strategies directed at shoreline landowners; and presented example restoration projects based on erosion severity. The students’ final report is available.
Report completed by students enrolled in PA 5211: Land Use Planning, taught by Fernando Burga in fall 2017.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance community resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Dix, Alec; Freesmeier, Claire; Hillstrom, Ally.
Restoring Our Edge: Rehabilitating the Mississippi Shoreline in Ramsey.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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