Analysis of Marsh Sedimentation Changes, Cumberland Island, Georgia
The national park service has initiated a long-term monitoring project to determine whether dredging for the King's Bay Naval Base is affecting sedimentation and erosion rates in the backbarrier...

Potential Application of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act to Washington State
Congress reauthorized the coastal barrier resources act(CBRA) in 1990. Section 6 of the law directed the department of the interior to study the feasibility of extending the provisions...

Cheniere Caminada and the Hurricane of 1893
The author reflects on the 1893 hurricane that totally destroyed Cheniere Caminada (the northern Gulf of Mexico's coast).The deltaic processes that characterize the Barataria-Terrebonne...

Recovery of Vegetation of Barrier Island Washover Zones
Barrier islands are prime examples of disturbance dominated ecosystems. They are formed, shaped, and moved by hurricanes. During storms overwash uproots large expanses of vegetation and...

Coastal Zone Management in the Smaller Islands of the Eastern Caribbean?An Assessment and Future Perspectives

Mississippi-Alabama: Natural and Man-Made Shores?A Study in Contrasts
Quaternary formations essentially define the present configuration of the Alabama-Mississippi coast. As the result of the coast's tectonic history, they are much less widespread and thinner...

An Integrated Coastal Zone Management Program for Barbados
In November 1991, a comprehensive Coastal Conservation Feasibility Study was initiated by the Government of Barbados, with partial funding from the Inter-American Development Bank. This...

Efforts at Marine Education in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), located in Micronesia, experienced significant economic growth in the 1980's and it is expected to continue through the decade...

Motivating Factors Behind Environmental Activism: A Case Study of Beach Clean-up Participants
This study was initiated to investigate the motivating factors behind environmental activism. Participants in a Rhode Island beach clean-up were surveyed for information about their attitudes,...

Cooperation+Coordination=Synergy?Hawaii's Key to Success
This paper describes the Hawaiian Islands experience - how coordination and interagency cooperation has fostered synergy in their efforts to conserve, enhance and sustain natural resources...

The Pacific Island Network
The United States has many years of experience and expertise in the management of marine and coastal resources. However, the responsibility for marine and coastal resource management is...

Partnerships Strengthen Watershed Management
In reaching across political and institutional boundaries to manage nonpoint source (nps) programs, agencies are recognizing the need for strong communication, coordination and planning....

The Dynamic Geomorphology of Yangpu Bay, Hainan Island, China
Yangpu Bay is located in the northwest of Hainan Island. It consists of Yangpu Bay (outer bay) and Xinying Bay (inner bay). During 1983-1989, we carried out a series of research into the...

Heavy Metal Pollution of Santa Catarina Island, Brazil
On Santa Catarina Island, Brazil, mangrove ecosystems although considered by present legislation as 'Areas of Permanent Preservation', have been undergoing progressive elimination for...

Historical Shoreline Analysis of the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Historical shoreline positions of the Mississippi mainland coast and the barrier islands were digitized for four periods of time. USGS T-sheets provided control for the 1850's, 1917, and...

Performance of Beach Nourishment at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Between May and August, 1990, approximately 2.34 million cubic yards of sand were placed along 35,000 feet of the Atlantic shoreline of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The project...

Investigation of the Offshore Bathymetry and Sedimentology of Folly Island, SC: Determination of Potential Offshore Sand Reseves for Beach Renourishment
The authors report on a beach renourishment project started in January 1993 in an attempt to reestablish a high tide beach along most of Folly Island. The objectives of this study were:...

Vegetation Monitoring of Beach Nourishment
The Gulf Islands National Seashore portion of Perdido Key, Florida is the site of a five year project established to monitor the response of undisturbed native barrier island plant communities...

St. Paul Harbor, St. Paul Island, Alaska
The City of St. Paul requested the Alaska District of the Corps of Engineers to become involved in their harbor project through Section 204e of Public Law 99-662. This arrangement allowed...

Performance of an Upland Source Nourishment Project Honeymoon Island, Florida
Honeymoon Island is a barrier island located on the central Gulf coast of Florida. The history of the island demonstrates both natural and engineered changes in island shape and orientation...

 

 

 

 

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