The Role of Contingency Planning in the Management of National Marine and Estuarine Sanctuariesby Kelvin K. Y. Char, NOAA, Office of Ocean & Coastal, Resource Management, Washington, DC, USA,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Abstract: The utility of planned response mechanisms or contingency plans in the maintenance and/or restoration of a desired state or condition in a resource or management system is acknowledged by professional managers and government officials alike. What is not as evident, however, is a consensus as to how these mechanisms ought to be constructed to meet the needs for both protecting the natural values of the resource and prescribing management responses that are cost-effective as well as efficient and socially equitable.
Subject Headings: Resource management | Systems management | Estuaries | Coastal management | Ecological restoration | Maintenance | Managers | Government
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