Coastal Restoration: Louisiana's Saving Grace
Louisiana loses an estimated sixty-five square kilometers of coastal wetlands per year. In response to this loss, the Coastal Restoration Division of the Louisiana Department of Natural...

Wetland Creation and Restoration on the US Pacific Coast
Major wetland creation or restoration projects on the Pacific Coasts of the United States have regional characteristics and reasons for being built: (1) they are all either within deep...

The NOAA Restoration Center: Next Steps
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center (RC) was founded in 1991. Since its inception it has made significant progress along several fronts. Foremost,...

Restoring the Beach Profile with Vegetation
Owing to the fast moving urban expansion of the city of Rio de Janeiro toward one of its most preserved coastal areas, Barra da Tijuca district, it was necessary to implement some substructure...

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...

Pointe Mouillee: a 4600-acre Multiple Purpose Habitat Constructed and Restored in Western Lake Erie, USA
Pointe Mouille, part of a Michigan Wildlife Management Area, is the site of a major restoration project funded and constructed in the late 1970's by the US Army Corps of Engineers and...

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,...

Hydrologic Recovery of Artificially-Drained Wetlands in Coastal North Carolina
The hydrologic status of three peat wetland areas was compared to test a theoretical model which suggests that loss of conveyance capacity in artificial channels allows wetlands to restore...

NOAA/NMFS Restoration Center
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) represents the public as a Federal Trustee for living marine resources and their habitat through its Damage Assessment and Restoration...

Selection of Superior Planting Stocks and Development of Regeneration Techniques for Coastal Restoration: A Pilot Study
There is an increasing demand in the U.S. for wetland plants to be used for marsh restoration and coastal stability projects. However, physiologically adapted wetland plants suitable for...

Data Collection Program for the Design of a Wetlands Restoration Project
In this paper, a data collection program developed for wetland restoration projects in Southern California is described. The program will include itemized parameters in a checklist-type...

A Method for Classifying Land Loss by Geomorphology and Process
There is great debate as to the causes of land loss in Louisiana and the restoration/preservation solutions that should be implemented. Much of the controversy can be attributed to a lack...

From Planning to Construction in Coastal Louisiana (With a Cast of Thousands)
In light of the 25 square mile loss of coastal wetlands in Louisiana, the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act mandates that a interagency Task Force develop a comprehensive...

Natural Cleaning Proficiency as a Coastal Macrodescriptor
The hypothesis that coastal susceptibility to pollution increases at sublittoral sites where natural cleaning proficiency (NCP) is exceeded was tested comparing values of the pollution...

Conservation and Management of Dry Coastal Vegetation
The present panorama of vegetation in dry coastal ecosystems (e.g. sage-succulent scrub, dune vegetation) of Mexico is presented. The paper includes the botanical diversity of these coasts...

Modeling Wetland Hydrologic and Hydraulic Processes
Water availability and the processes by which it moves are critical to a wetland's success, where success is measured in terms of the quantity and quality of functions provided by the...

RCHARC: A New Method for Physical Habitat Analysis
The Riverine Community Habitat Assessment and Restoration Concept (RCHARC) is applied to the Gavin's Point tailwater of the mainstem Missouri River as part of studies by the U.S. Army...

London Linkage
Although it measures just 1.8 km, the Limehouse Link tunnel in London is both a complex engineering project and a gateway to urban renewal. The link is a $350 million highway tunnel connecting...

Fundamental Principles of Tidal Wetland Restoration
Recognition of the vital role of tidal wetlands for sustaining migratory bird life, for indigenous animal habitat, and for the fishery of contiguous waters has stimulated efforts to restore...

Multi-Disciplinary Strategies for Flood-Plain Restoration at the River Rhine
Within the scope of a multi-disciplinary concept, aims and measures of ecological and water resources management at the river Rhine in Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany) are analyzed. Especially,...

 

 

 

 

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