Classification System of Environmental Units for Land Use and Coastal Planning in Baja California, Mexico

by Lorenzo Gómez-Morin Fuentes, Univ Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico,
José Luis Fermán Almada, Univ Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91


The incidence of development on Baja California's coastal zone has produced an excessive demand on coastal resources with degradation of the environment and conflicts in land use practices. A classification system for environmental units is presented as a basic framework for land capability analysis and coastal land use planning, and a case study of the application of this system to an analysis of the northwestern coast of Baja California is outlined.

Subject Headings: Coastal environment | Developing countries | Coastal management | Case studies | System analysis | Land use | Resource management | Chemical degradation | Mexico | California | United States

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