Developing an Ecosystem Approach for Restoration of the Bay of Quinte
Author describes the ecosystem approach that has been utilized for the restoration of the Bay of Quinte. Brief description of the study area is presented. Various problems such as bacterial...

Agricultural Water Conservation Programs in the Lower Colorado River Authority
Rice irrigation is the largest application of water within the area served by the Lower Colorado River Authority, accounting for approximately 75 percent of total annual surface and ground...

Coastal America: Northeast Coastal Strategy
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...

Northwest Coastal Strategy
The activities of the Coastal AMerica Northwest Regional Implementation Team are discussed. The Coastal America northwest demonstration project, wetlands restoration in the Duwamish River...

Sandy Beach Restoration in Heavily Populated Areas
Urban coastal areas are marked by several conflicts between its use and the conservation of its use and the conservation of its natural features. The Rio de Janeiro State University -...

Using GIS and Image Processing Technology to Assist Wetland Planning, Protection, and Restoration in Coastal Louisiana
Coastal Louisiana has experienced severe wetland loss over the past 30 years. The Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) of 1990 was created to address the...

Evaluating Remedial Alternatives for Coastal Wetlands in New Bedford Harbor
The Acushnet River estuary in upper New Bedford Harbor is highly contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and metals. Portions of the industrialized estuary are bordered by wetlands,...

Contaminant Trends in the Southern California Bight: The Coast is Cleaner
Data from local, regional and federal coastal monitoring programs were used to assess long-term trends and spatial extent of chemical contamination in sediments, shellfish, and fish of...

Sedimentation Patterns of a Restored Tidal Wetland
Coyote Slough Lagoon was flooded as part of a local mitigation project in 1986. The design of the restored marsh included peninsulas to break up the local fetch and resulted in the development...

Management of a Continental Shelf Ecosystem
The ecological system of the Mississippi-Alabama continental shelf is highly diverse and productive and contains unique natural features worth preserving. This system is intimately bound...

NOAA's Damage Assessment Program: Past, Present, and Future
This paper reviews trustee authorities established under the Super fund Act of 1980 and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to provide an introductory framework for more detailed presentations...

United States National Marine Fisheries Service Role/Contribution in Restoring Coastal Habitats Under the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration ACt of 1990
The agency has assembled a diverse team from government, academia, the private sector, and its program staff within the region to develop specific guidelines for identifying and evaluating...

Habitat Degradation of the LaBranche Wetlands and an Approach to its Restoration
Considered the most productive wetlands within the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, the LaBranche Wetlands south of Lake Pontchartrain consists of over 18,000 acres of brackish to fresh marsh...

Measuring the Effect of Sediment Fences for Wetland Creation and Restoration in Louisiana
A sediment erosion table (SET) method has been developed to monitor changes over time in intertidal mudflat or pond elevations with an accuracy in the 1.5 mm range. The SET permitted rapid...

Project Priority Ranking Under CWPPRA
This paper presents an economic analysis of the procedure of ranking wetlands projects under the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) as implemented in Louisiana....

An Examination of Created Marsh and Seagrass Utilization by Living Marine Resources
It is evident that the time scale required for equivalent functioning of created marsh, seagrass and oyster habitats in terms of LMR utilization is on the scale of years. Even after two...

Accelerating and Evaluating the Development of Restored and Constructed Seagrass Ecosystems
Seagrass beds from one of the most productive ecosystems in the world (Zieman and Wetzel 1980). NOAA often recommends that unavoidable impacts to these highly productive systems be mitigated...

In-Water Habitat Restoration and Juvenile Salmonid Stranding in the Lower Columbia River
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) is considering using an eroded area in the Columbia River estuary to dispose of dredged material from the navigation channel. We conducted baseline...

Boater's Pledge—A Regional Campaign to Hook Fishermen and Recreational Boaters on Solutions to Solid-Waste Pollution
Volunteer beach cleanups along the coast of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico over the last years have resulted in removal of anthropogenic trash loads with a cumulative weight of more than...

Restoration of Batiquitos Lagoon: Cooperative Effort, Judicially Sanctioned
Restoration of badly degraded Batiquitos Lagoon required a project of unprecedented size and scope, involving numerous local, state and federal agencies. The restoration project will cost...

 

 

 

 

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