Estuarine Management—The Indian River Lagoon

by Diane D. Barile, US Marine Resources Council of East, Central Florida, Melbourne, FL, USA,
Christine A. Panico, US Marine Resources Council of East, Central Florida, Melbourne, FL, USA,
Mary Beth Corrigan, US Marine Resources Council of East, Central Florida, Melbourne, FL, USA,
Michael Dombrowski, US Marine Resources Council of East, Central Florida, Melbourne, FL, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87

Abstract: Estuarine systems have become recognized and valued for their economic, recreational and aesthetic appeal. There has been a concerted effort on national, regional, state and local levels to develop programs for management of these productive and valuable resources. This paper describes means and methods for implementing estuarine policy in a multi-jurisdictional atmosphere through a multi-disciplinary approach to active planning. Using Florida's Indian River lagoon region as an example, strategies for estuarine planning and management are explored. The basis for a plan is the concern of an aware public and the commitment of elected officials to the rational allocation of resources in sound management and decision making.

Subject Headings: Estuaries | Rivers and streams | Lagoons | Resource management | Coastal management | Public policy | Public participation | Economic factors | North America | Florida | United States

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