Estuary Restoration and Maintenance: The National Estuary Program
This timely volume examines the work of the National Estuary Program, the prominent federally-funded initiative dealing with pollution and other anthropogenic impacts on estuarine ecosystems and the management plans necessary to ensure that these invaluable natural treasures remain healthy and productive for future generations.
Estuary Restoration and Maintenance sets into clear perspective the state of America's estuarine waters, the effects of human development in watersheds, and the impacts of pollution and anthropogenic activities on living resources and habitats in these critically important coastal systems.
Effective management and protection of estuarine environments
Edited by a leading estuarine scientist, the book focuses on the technical and management issues involved in National Estuary Program sites across the United States-Long Island Sound, Delaware Bay, Galveston Bay, and San Francisco Bay. Each case study explains and assesses the following critical issues:
-a historical description of the priority problems
-status and trends of water quality, habitat conditions, natural resources and the uses of the estuary
-human impacts on water quality and habitats, natural resources and the uses of the estuary
-the links between pollutant loadings and watershed development, natural resources and the uses of the estuary
-the identification of priority problems and their cause and effect,
-management plans to ensure ecological integrity of the estuary
Estuary Restoration and Maintenance covers the gamut of issues, from the technical assessment of problems to management action plans for the improvement of the environmental quality of estuaries.
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