Coastal Management

108th Congress, Jurisdiction and Activities Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management 

Coastal Barrier Resources Act of 1982

Local Strategies for Addressing Climate Change
February 2009

A NOAA publication that explains how climate change affects sea-level rise and details what different states are doing to address the issue.

NC CRC Resolution
February 12, 2009

Drafty resolution to create a North Carolina Beach, Inlet and Waterway Trust Fund.

Protecting Florida’s Communities
A guide on best development strategies and practices that reduce the impacts of flooding and coastal storms.

Resilient Coasts: A Blueprint for Action
Loss prevention and actions taken in the face of risk can be very beneficial in a dynamic climate.

Sinking Assets: A Decision Framework and Strategies for Adaptation to Sea Level Rise in Florida
Michael Volk, Thomas Ruppert, Robert Deyle

The interaction between planning, design, and law to create a framework that addresses response planning for sea-level rise in Florida.

Reforming State-Level Coastal Management and Development Policies: Strategic Retreat as an Innovative, Proactive and Equitable Coastal Environmental Management Strategy
Andrew S. Coburn, John Whitehead

A brief introduction to strategic retreat as a sustainable coastal strategy and various issues that pose challenges to this concept.

The Dynamic Coast: Living With Shoreline Change
Coastal Heritage, Volume 24 , Number 4, Spring 2010

The growing concern of sea-level rise has prompted more discussion of what now needs to be done.

Topsail Voice: State Needs to Provide Annual Funding for Beaches
June 18, 2008

An editorial supporting state financial involvement in beach nourishment.


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