Tourism Development and Political Conflict in a Coastal Zone: The Case of Punta Banda-La Bufadora Region
The Pacific coast of the state of Baja California, Mexico has many attractive development sites. The Punta Bands-la Bufadora region is one these places because it has magnificent ocean...

Tourism Development Issues in the Tijuana-Ensenada Corridor, Baja California, Mexico
In the coastal zone of the Tijuana-Ensenada corridor tourism development has produced both problems and opportunities in terms of social development. Problems include conflict among social...

Slides and Slumps on the Coastal Zone Between San Miguel and El Descanso, Baja California, Mexico
The coastline between Tijuana and Ensenada is being subject to intensive development, mainly as resort property, and because of the roughness of the adjacent areas inland, the coastal...

Aquaculture in the Northwest Coastal Zone of Mexico
In this paper we presented a general vision of aquaculture development perspective, at a national and regional level; the present national policies on aquaculture, what they are what pretend...

Coastal Zone Management in Todos Santos Bay, Baja California, Mexico
Todos Santos Bay was a relatively low impacted ecosystem by human activities until 1970's decade; however, the recent accelerated industrial and population growth of the city of Ensenada...

Suitability Assessment for Coastal Development Projects in Mexico
Mexican legislation mandates to consider suitability assessments for the execution of regional development projects. Also, Mexican law orders public participation when assessing suitability...

Environmental Planning in Baja California, Mexico: A Methodological Approach
The conservation of biodiversity and natural systems has led to a growing attraction for improved conservation practices and planning in the last ten years. According to Soule (1991),...

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...

Cultural Resources as a Criterion in Coastal Zone Management: The Case of Northwestern Baja California, Mexico
It is necessary to begin state legislation in Baja California that serves not as a limit on development, but as a promoting mechanism for archaeological and paleontological rescue and...

Coastal Higher Education in Mexico
Mexico is plagued by problems that constraint the efficient use of its coastal zone. Such problems are not necessarily unique to Mexico, but are a threat to some degree in all national...

Tidal Inlet Closure Effects on Three Mexican Coastal Lagoons
Coastal lagoons frequently evolve toward total isolation behind sediment barriers. We studied the effects of natural tidal inlet closures on three Mexican coastal lagoons with different...

Coastal Lagoon Management in Baja California, Mexico
The first management program for a coastal lagoon in the State of Baja California, Mexico, was proposed for the 'Estero de Punta Banda' lagoon, located near the city of Ensenada, about...

The Fate of the Nichupte Lagoon System in the Planning of Cancun, Mexico as an International Tourism Center
Many books and articles on tourism development of pristine and attractive areas conclude with the metaphor of cancer killing its host body. Cancun, in fact was a response to the perceived...

Flood Elevation Limits in the Rocky Mountains
An analysis of 77,987 station-years of streamflow-gaging station data from 3,748 stations in the Rocky Mountains indicates that there is a latitude-dependent elevation limit to substantial...

Education, Research and Training Model for Minority Students in Irrigated Agriculture
Minorities are significantly underrepresented in science and engineering fields in the United States. To attract and retain capable minority students will require the development of programs...

A GIS Based, Pilot Scale, Wellhead Protection Project for Southern New Mexico
The 1986 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) mandated that each state develop a wellhead protection program. Wellhead protection (WHP) means the protection of groundwater...

USDA Actions to Replace Wildlife Values Lost Due to Irrigation Improvements — Colorado Salinity Program
USDA is challenged by the conflict generated within the environmental community between advocates wanting irrigation water conservation and water quality improvements and those wanting...

Overland Flow Resistance Estimation from Small-Plot Data
The correct application of physical process models, such as the kinetic wave approximation to shallow overland flow, is dependent upon selection of appropriate values for parameters which...

Calibration of Manning's Roughness for a River Reach
The Albuquerque Projects Office of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation collected water surface elevations for measured discharges for the Rio Grande and many of its tributaries to try to obtain...

Coordination of ISTEA—1991 Management Systems
Following the successful development and implementation of pavement management concepts, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) contains the provision that...

 

 

 

 

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