Bringing Back the Beaches: A Return to Basics

by Gary B. Griggs, Inst. of Marine Science, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sand Rights '99: Bringing Back the Beaches

Abstract: California's beaches are among the state's most valuable and most intensively used natural resources. To date, although erosion is occurring in most part of California's coastline, there has been no comprehensive documentation of the long-term changes in the width or health of the state's beaches. To develop new approaches to address the problem, two fundamental and guiding principles that affect the future of the coastal zone are outlined.

Subject Headings: Beaches | Erosion | Coastal management | Natural resources | Revenues | North America | California | United States

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