Systematic Approach to Coastal Ecosystem Restoration

Diefenderfer, H.L., R.M. Thom and J.E. Adkins

Publication Date:

The goal of this paper is to present a framework that has proven to be effective and efficient in coastal restoration projects, providing a common approach for people working together for coastal restoration and helping to bridge the gap between scientists and the interested public. It is hoped that this framework will be useful to the partnerships that have proven to be important to many restoration projects, often involving local volunteers as well as personnel from governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with varying backgrounds in restoration ecology. It is intended as a review and guide for environmental planners, regulatory personnel, engineers, consultants, college students, and others involved in coastal restoration projects or planning. It may also be of interest to researchers in the field of restoration ecology and conservation biology.

Resource Type:
Technical Document

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration