Coastal Wetland Restoration — Developers Challengeby Robert M. Snyder, American Wetlands Research, Foundation Inc, Jupiter, FL, USA,
John R. Clark, American Wetlands Research, Foundation Inc, Jupiter, FL, USA,
Abstract: National policy asks protection of wetlands regardless of condition and with no provision to return them to functional condition. Neither state nor federal agencies budget for capital improvement funds for restoration. This policy vacuum is being filled by private initiative. Under the current regulatory regime, coastal developers are unlikely to get permits for shoreside developments unless they provide 'mitigation' for any wetlands that are altered.
Subject Headings: Wetlands (coastal) | Coastal management | Fish management | Federal government | Budgets | Assets | Ocean currents
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