Excerpts from the report: Dunes and beaches make up nearly 1,800 of the 3,000 miles of seacoast in the five Gulf states, Georgia, and Puerto Rico. Erosion is a problem on about 900 miles of Atlantic and Gulf coast dunes and beaches in these areas. With the right kinds of native and naturalized plants, much of this erosion can be prevented. This publication was written to help people select and use plants to stabilize and beautify dunes. It is intended mainly for planners, landscapers, nursery operators, developers, and homeowners. The information applies to coastal dunes and beaches of Puerto Rico, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.