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Coastal ecology -- United States

View Resource Tidal Wetlands Impacts Data Homepage

A cooperative effort between the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this site was designed "to assist resource managers, academicians, students, politicians, and the general public in the areas of research, education, environmental management, and policy ... about human impacts on tidal wetlands in Virginia." Non-interactive sections...
View Resource Coastal and Marine Geology Program

The Coastal and Marine Geology Program Web site of the US Geological Survey is a clearinghouse of coastal related information and scientific research. Visitors will find a link to the monthly newsletter "Sound Waves;" information on topics of study such as corals, pollution, erosion, and sonar mapping; and goals and plans for the program.
View Resource Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Program

The General Land Office of Texas, the state's oldest agency, strives to balance economic development with preservation of its natural resources. The Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Program of the agency has an interesting Web site with information about the state's shorelines and its continuous efforts to slow erosion and maintain its beaches. Although many of the links on the page are about...
View Resource NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

In light of a number of recent events, there is increased concern about the management of America's coastal and ocean resources. It is a pressing issue for economic reasons, along with the simple fact that over fifty percent of the U.S. population lives close to the coastlines of two oceans and the Great Lakes. Persons interested in these matters will appreciate the NOAA Office of Ocean and...
View Resource NOAA's Ocean Service Office of Response and Restoration

The mission of NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration includes providing "scientific and technical support to prepare for and respond to oil and chemical releases", along with working to protect and restore marine and coastal ecosystems. On the homepage, visitors will find the "Current News" area a good place to start. Here they can learn about current response situations and some of the...
View Resource U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Coastal Barrier Resources Act

The Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) was passed in 1982 in order to protect certain undeveloped coastal barriers along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has created this site to provide journalists, policy makers, scholars and others with information about the CBRA and its various programs and initiatives. The site includes information about...