United States National Marine Fisheries Service Role/Contribution in Restoring Coastal Habitats Under the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration ACt of 1990by Timothy Osborn, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries, Service Restoration Center, Silver Spring, United States,
Rickey Ruebsamen, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries, Service Restoration Center, Silver Spring, United States,
Carol Collinson-Kahl, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries, Service Restoration Center, Silver Spring, United States,
Abstract: The agency has assembled a diverse team from government, academia, the private sector, and its program staff within the region to develop specific guidelines for identifying and evaluating wetlands for potential restoration. NMFS has assisted in identifying additional wetland sites for future funding under the CWPPRA process. This paper describes the role of NMFS in wetlands restoration, the project evaluation and funding process under CWPPRA, and anticipated benefits for the wetlands of Louisiana.
Subject Headings: Wetlands (coastal) | Ecological restoration | Fish management | Aquatic habitats | Wetlands (fresh water) | Financing | Team building | Private sector | Economic factors | Government | North America | United States | Louisiana
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