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Natural Defenses in Action- NWF Report 2016

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Small-Lorenz, et al. 2016. Natural Defenses in Action: Harnessing Nature to Protect our Communities. Washington, DC, National Wildlife Federation

Natural Defenses in Action highlights the important role that natural and nature-based approaches can play in reducing the mounting risks to our communities from weather and climate-related natural hazards. The report highlights how properly managed ecosystems and well-designed policies can help reduce disaster risk in ways that are good for both people and nature. Natural Defenses in Action profiles a dozen case studies that highlight best-in-class examples of how natural defenses are being put to use to avoid or reduce risks from flooding, coastal storms, erosion, and wildfire. It illustrates that harnessing nature to protect people and property is not just a good idea—it already is being done across the country!

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