Coastal Zone Management in Mexico: The Baja California Experience

by José Luis Fermán-Almada, Universidad Autonoma de Baja, California, Ensenada, Mexico,
Lorenzo Gómez-Morin Fuentes, Universidad Autonoma de Baja, California, Ensenada, Mexico,
David W. Fischer, Universidad Autonoma de Baja, California, Ensenada, Mexico,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Management in Mexico: the Baja California Experience

Abstract: The coastline of Baja California contains a variety of features to include sea cliffs of varying heights, beaches, barrier beaches, spits, tombolos, mud flats, salt flats, sand dunes, bays and coves, and lagoons. Coastal landforms include lowlands, highlands, plains, rolling hills, plateaus, mountains, rivers, valleys, dunes, and terraces. This wide spectrum of coastal landscape provides for a plethora of scenic environments and tourism development possibilities.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Developing countries | Beaches | Dunes | Tourism | Seas and oceans | Barrier islands | Cliffs | North America | California | United States | Mexico

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