Malibu Living Shoreline Project: Baseline Assessment and Site Characterization May 2020

This document is a supplemental site evaluation report to summarily characterize historical and existing conditions for Zuma Beach and Point Dume Beach within and adjacent to the areas proposed for restoration as part of the Malibu Living Shoreline Project (Figures 1a and 1b). For additional details on the restoration plan, please see the Malibu Living Shoreline Project: Implementation and Monitoring Plan (Johnston et al. 2020). Surveys contained within this document were primarily conducted by expert coastal scientists from Coastal Restoration Consultants, Inc. (CRC). Supplemental surveys were also conducted by scientists at The Bay Foundation (TBF), with support from Loyola Marymount University’s Coastal Research Institute. Data are summarized in the “Existing Conditions” section below. Additional baseline surveys will be conducted prior to restoration activities.