Beach Management Planning and Implementation?Collier County, Florida

by Mark A. Benedict, Conservancy Inc, Naples, FL, USA,
Gregg R. Brooks, Conservancy Inc, Naples, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


An essential first step in any management program is the collection of resource information and the compilation of a data base upon which subsequent management decisions can be made. Early studies of the beaches of Naples by the Army Corps of Engineers, along with locally supported investigations, provided a good starting point for the creation of a data base. A county-wide inventory of beach resources and processes prepared in 1983 and 1984 compiled new and existing beach information into an integrated data base for Collier County. This data base, though organized on a county-wide scale, addressed site-specific as well as system-wide features. In the spring of 1986, the Board of County Commissioners created an Ad Hoc Beach Renourishment Committee and hired a local consulting firm to round out the engineering aspects of the data base.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Resource management | Databases | Beach protection and nourishment | Beaches | Inventories | Data collection | Florida | United States

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