ERIC Number: ED340599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Estuary Book: A Guide to Promoting Understanding and Regional Management of Maine's Estuaries and Embayments.
The objective of this document is to provide information about estuaries, the impact of uses on the environmental health of an estuary, and what communities and concerned individuals can do to manage and protect their local estuarine resources successfully. Much of the information presented here pertains to other embayments along the Maine coast that may not be true estuaries. The first of the book's three chapters describes natural features of estuaries in Maine and the importance of these special environments. The second chapter details the sources and effect of water pollution and habitat alteration on estuarine resources. The final chapter examines how land use planning can be used to protect and improve coastal water quality and natural resources. Regulatory and nonregulatory tools that promote wise stewardship of estuarine resources are reviewed. A 14-item reference list is provided. Sources for more information are summarized in the appendix. (KR)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Estuaries, Government Role, Land Use, Natural Resources, Resource Materials, Science Education, Water Pollution, Water Quality
Maine Coastal Program, Maine State Planning Office, State House Station 38, Augusta, ME 04333 (single copy free).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Washington DC. Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.
Authoring Institution: Maine State Planning Office, Augusta. Maine Coastal Program.
Identifiers - Location: Maine