Enhancing Habitat at an Onshore Dredge Disposal Site

Instream Flow Strategies for Operation of the Federal Central Valley Project
Federal Central Valley Project (CVP) operations and policies of reservoir storage and river releases for fish and wildlife protection and restoration are discussed. Prescribed strategies...

Developing Design Parameters for Constructing Ecologically Functional Marshes Using Dredged Material in Galveston Bay, Texas

The TGV Network and the Environment
The French TGV network construction shows that the conservation of the environment can be managed in a cost-effective way. Different aspects of the environmental impact of the high speed...

Florida's Marine Turtle Protection Program: Seeking Solutions
The State of Florida is attempting to assist in the recovery of endangered and threatened marine turtles. This paper describes the multi-leveled approach being utilized to address threats...

Myths, Models and Managers of Marine Resources
This paper argues that the assumptions of scientific models are often accepted without verification. Examining the use of Hardin's tragedy of the commons model in the management of marine...

Sanctuary Program at a Crossroads
The National Marine Sanctuary Program (Program) stands at a Cross roads with its mission to protect special areas of the marine environment. As public debates over the function and size...

The Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program
A National Marine Mammal Tissue Bank (NMMTB) has been established as part of a comprehensive effort to obtain reliable information on contaminant levels in marine mammal tissues. A four...

Stranding Networks and Marine Mammal Management
Marine Mammal Stranding Networks respond to a large number of marine mammal strandings each year. There is a potential to collect a variety of data that can be used for management purposes....

Contaminant Monitoring for NMFS Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program
Because of increasing concern that chemical contamination may impair the health of marine mammals, a better understanding of the extent of contamination and types of toxic effects in these...

Quality Assurance of Contaminant Measurements in Marine Mammal Tissues
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is developing a program to improve the quality...

Northwest Straits National Marine Sanctuary Study
This paper describes the potential application of the National Marine Sanctuary program to the Northwest Straits study area in northwestern Washington State, USA. Several observations...

Protecting Special Areas and Wildlife in the Wider Caribbean: Implementing the 1990 Kingston Protocol
This paper outlines the development of the Kingston Protocol on Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife to the 1983 Cartagena Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine...

Dredging Related Sea Turtle Studies Along the Southeastern U.S.
Recent studies have documented that five threatened or endangered species of sea turtles occur along the southeastern U.S. coast and are potentially affected by hopper dredging activities....

The Diversification of a Louisiana Coastal Community
Up until about 1984 coastal communities in Louisiana were blessed with a rich and growing economic base primarily centered around oil and gas exploration and production. Complementing...

Bank Erosion at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge has been experiencing problems with the erosion along the banks of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. In order to prevent future erosion it is necessary...

Vaquita: Its Environment, Biology and Problematic
Vaquita is an endemic porpoise of the gulf of California. A general overview of this unique marginal sea, which has been described as one of the most productive regions of the world oceans,...

Basic Research on a Regional Marine Environmental Impact Assessment System Taking into Consideration Biological Productivity

How Federal Mandates to Protect Wetland Resource Value Necessitates a Multi-Agency Approach to Balance that with Other National Economic Goals
A national controversy focused on wetlands exists because of the complex problem of balancing federal mandated protection of wetland values and needs to pursue national economic growth....

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...

 

 

 

 

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