The Role of Coastal Parks in Facilitating Coastal Management in Nova Scotia, Canada

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by Jessica J. Meeuwig, Dalhousie Univ, Halifax, Canada,
Peter J. Ricketts, Dalhousie Univ, Halifax, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Canada:

Abstract: The lack of integrated coastal zone management in Nova Scotia, and the lack of environmental management in general represents a critical oversight given the ecological, economic and social importance of coastal areas in the province. Coastal management initiatives have tended to be piecemeal and sectoral in nature, with little or no attempt (and no political will) to integrate them into the broader context of coastal resource and environmental management. However, one window of opportunity for coastal management exists with the provincial coastal parks in that they are one of the few examples of deliberate government management of coastal areas.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Resource management | Parks | Political factors | Social factors | Economic factors | Ecosystems | Nova Scotia | North America | Canada

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