Commercial and recreational shell fishermen are stakeholders in our coastal resources and may have different needs for access.
Image by Molly Barash, Safe Harbor. Cape Cod has the largest shellfishing grants in MA.
The removal of vegetation on intuitive, perpendicular access paths, may have consequences without management.
Perpendicular beach access paths are intuitive but deliver unforeseen consequences.
Image by G. Peabody. Beach access paths should always be diagonal, to avoid blow outs. During the off season, using Biomimicry will collect sand from the same winter storms that would otherwise blow the path out.
Image by G. Peabody. Bayside and Ocean beach access paths can both benefit from Biomimicry sand collection systems in the off season.
The most sustainable access pathways will have a zig zag design, which reduces impacts from storm wind blow out.
Hayaks and kayakers are also stakeholders on our coastal resources. They contribute to unintentional impacts from random access and from using beach grass areas for storage.
Image courtesy of Joy Cuming, Principle, Aline Architects. Perhaps a better idea for kayak storage exists. An idea which can store 9 kayaks in a minimal space that has been reconfigured? Courtesy Aline Architects, Orleans, MA. In collaboration with Safe Harbor.