Arctic Wetland Losses: When Should Compensation be Required?

by R. G. B. Senner, LGL Alaska Research Associates, Anchorage, AK, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87

Abstract: The paper discusses problems facing biological impact assessment and mitigation planning for petroleum exploration and oilfield development on the Arctic Coastal Plain or North Slope of Alaska. Specifically, it examines the question of compensating for residual losses of vegetation types classified as wetlands, when local areas of tundra are crossed by gravel roads or covered by gravel workpads.

Subject Headings: Wetlands (fresh water) | Wetlands (coastal) | Wells (oil and gas) | Gravels | Highways and roads | Coastal plains | Vegetation | Biological processes | Slopes | Arctic | North America | Alaska | United States

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