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

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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

Abstract: 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: Land use | Environmental issues | Coastal management | Coastal environment | Developing countries | System analysis | Resource management | Case studies | Chemical degradation | North America | California | United States | Mexico

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