Managing Natural Assets to Increase Coastal Resilience
Pointe-du-Chêne New Brunswick
Communities all along Canada’s coasts are facing infrastructure challenges. The structures that people originally built to protect their settlements from storm surges are showing their age, especially as they try to protect against bigger and more frequent storms that climate change is causing.
To address these challenges, the David Suzuki Foundation and the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative piloted the Coastal Resilience project in the Town of Gibsons, B.C. and Pointe-du- Chêne, New Brunswick. This report focuses on Pointe-du-Chêne. The project developed
and tested a Coastal Toolbox (CT) model to determine what key advantages exist, if any, to implementing natural asset solutions in coastal areas of that community.