Shoreline stabilization can range from vegetation only to coastal structures like seawalls and rock revetments or breakwaters. A "living shoreline" is a protected, stabilized coastal edge made of natural materials such as plants, sand, or rock. Unlike a concrete seawall or other hard structure, which impede the growth of plants and animals, living shorelines grow over time. Although we focus on hard structures like rock revetments, we can incorporate portions of living shorelines as well. In fact, we would be excited to do so to help provide habitat for fish and birds.