Introduction to Coastal Zone Management

ISBN-10: 1559639156

ISBN-13: 9781559639156

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

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This text addresses the serious coastal trends and pressures in the US, assesses the current policy and planning framework, and puts forth a vision for future management and sustainable coastal planning.
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List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Acronyms and Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
The Special Nature of Our Coasts
The Pressures on the Coastal Zone
The Pressures Exerted by Humans
The Effects of Human Pressure
Public Policy Exacerbates the Pressures
Sustaining the Coast: The Overarching Challenge
The Rationale for Government Intervention
Understanding the Coastal Environment
Defining the Coastal Zone
Types of Coastal Landforms
Time Scales of Change
Coastal Ecosystems
Barrier Islands
Estuaries
Coastal Marshes
Coral Reefs
Rocky Shores and Bluffs
Coastal Forces and Processes
Wind
Waves
Currents
Tides
Hurricanes and Extratropical Storms
Sea Level Rise
Erosion and Accretion
Coastal Organisms
The Great Lakes
Geomorphology
Lake Characteristics
Lake Levels
Lake Stratification and Turnover
Wetlands
Pollution and Toxic Contaminants
Climate Change and the Great Lakes
Conclusions
Coastal Pressures and Critical Management Issues
Land Use Patterns and Human Alterations of the Coastal Zone
Patterns of Ownership and Control
Critical Coastal Management Issues: The Challenge of Sustaining the Coast
Coastal Storm Mitigation
Shoreline Erosion and Sea Level Rise
Strategic Retreat or Coastal Reinforcement?
Protection of Coastal Wetlands and Resourcelands
Protection of Coastal Waters
Energy Development and the Coast
Biodiversity and Habitat Conservation
Marine and Fishery Management
The Coast as a Recreational Commons: Protecting Access to Beaches and Shorelines
Social Equity in Coastal Planning
Coastal Sprawl, Land Use Pressures, and Quality of Life
Private Property versus the Public Interest in Coastal Planning
Conclusions
The Coastal Management Framework
Role of State and Local Governments
Stakeholders in Coastal Management
Conclusions
Federal Coastal Policy
Direct Coastal Policy
Coastal Zone Management Act
A Collaborative Strategy
Coastal Barrier Resources Act
National Marine Sanctuary Program
The National Estuarine Research Reserve System
National Estuary Program
Marine Protected Areas
Federal Environmental Policy That Affects the Coast
National Environmental Policy Act
Clean Water Act
Clean Air Act
Endangered Species Act
National Flood Insurance Program
Federal Disaster Assistance
Beach Renourishment and Shoreline Protection
National Park System
Brownfields
De Facto Coastal Policy
Department of Energy
Internal Revenue Service
Coastal Development Subsidies
Conclusions
State Coastal Management Programs
Overview of State Programs
Shoreline Management and Retreat
Restrictions on Shore-Hardening Structures
Managing Reconstruction
Unbuildable Lots
Building Codes and Construction Standards
Coastal Wetlands Protection
Sea Level Rise
Beach Access and Land Acquisition
Cumulative and Secondary Impacts
Urban Waterfront Development
Special Area Management Plans
Areas of Particular Concern
Marine Debris
Aquaculture, Energy, and Government Facility Siting
Ocean Management
State Case Studies
Maine
North Carolina
Oregon
The Success of the CZMA
Conclusions
Regional Management of Coastal Resources
What Is Regional Management?
The Watershed Protection Approach
Protecting Water Quality from Nonpoint Source Pollution
Defining the Watershed
Principles of the Watershed Protection Approach
Watershed Protection Projects
Special Area Management Plans
The Chesapeake Bay Program
Natural Features of the Chesapeake Bay
A Working Partnership
Chesapeake 2000 Agreement
Toxics 2000 Strategy
Nutrient Reduction in the Bay
The Great Lakes Program
The National Estuary Program
Puget Sound: An NEP Success
The National Marine Sanctuary Program
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
The Cape Cod Commission
Conclusions
Local Coastal Management
Toward Sustainable Coastal Communities
Overview of Local Coastal Planning and Management
Managing Coastal Growth
Growth Management: Tools and Techniques
Comprehensive Plans
Conventional Zoning
Setback Requirements
Community Character and Sense of Place
Subdivision Ordinances
Carrying Capacity
Land and Property Acquisition
Taxation and Fiscal Incentives
Capital Facilities and Public Infrastructure Policy
Information Dissemination and Community Awareness
Beyond Growth Management: Broader Community Sustainability
Towards Ecological Cities on the Coast
Green Governance
Ecological Infrastructure
Sustainable Economy
Sustainable Mobility in Coastal Communities
Educating the Public for a Sustainable Future
Impediments and Obstacles to Local Sustainability
Conclusions
Creative Coastal Development: Building Sustainably along the Coast
Environmentally Sensitive Coastal Development Is Not New
Conservation Communities in the Coastal Zone
Ecological Site Design
Building Ecologically but Profitably
Green Buildings in the Coastal Zone
New Urbanism in the Coastal Zone
Equity and Affordability as Key Elements
Redevelopment and Rebuilding: Recycling Coastal Lands
Strategies for Promoting Creative Coastal Development
Conclusions
Conclusions: Future Directions in U.S. Coastal Management
Sustaining the Coast: Looking to the Future
An Essential Federal Role
The Leadership Role of States
Managing the Coast at the Local and Regional Level
A Final Note: Defending a Collaborative Framework for Sustainable Coastal Development
Bibliography
About the Authors
Index
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