BIMP final report now available
The North Carolina Beach and Inlet Management Plan final report is now available for download from DCM’s website.
The purpose of the BIMP is to preserve and enhance the value of the coastal resources of North Carolina, through the development of a systematic management strategy for the state’s oceanfront beaches and active tidal inlet complexes.
The plan divides the North Carolina oceanfront into four regions and five subregions, to better facilitate regional planning of projects such as beach nourishment and inlet dredging, and also recommends specific management strategies for each region and subregion.
The long-term goal of the BIMP is to establish a foundation for effective, continuing management of North Carolina’s beaches and inlets by:
Recommending a long-term implementation strategy for the BIMP that includes ways to address other major beach and inlet management issues, such as sea-level rise, land conservation, recreational beach access and local, state and federal regulation of beach and inlet management activities.
Recommending ways to maximize the beneficial use of dredged material within sediment management regions, assessing the availability, accessibility and compatibility of inlet and offshore sand sources.
Creation of the BIMP was a recommendation of the 2004 Coastal Habitat Protection Plan and a directive from the General Assembly’s 2000 Appropriations Bill.