Coastal America: Northeast Coastal Strategy

by William A. Hubbard, Environmental Resources Branch, United States,
Lawrence R. Oliver, Environmental Resources Branch, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


The Northeast Regional Implementation Team of the national Coastal America effort has focused its efforts on the restoration of constricted tidal marsh systems. The disposal of dredged material and transportation corridor development (rail and highway) over the past several decades has decreased the tidal inundation of numerous northeast coastal marshes. Federal, state and local agencies are collaborating to prioritize sites and develop ecologically coast effective solutions. An example of a regional (eastern Connecticut shoreline) approach and a site specific (Galilee, R.I.) restoration project are presented.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Rail transportation | Wetlands (coastal) | Transportation corridors | Highways and roads | Coastal management | Ecological restoration | Tides | United States | Rhode Island | Connecticut

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