America’s Changing Coasts
Private Rights and Public Trust
Edited by Diana M. Whitelaw, Associate Director, Goodwin–Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies and Gerald R. Visgilio, Professor of Economics, Connecticut College, US
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Series: Advances in Ecological Economics series
Following a comprehensive overview by the editors, this volume’s expert contributors provide detailed discussion of important legal, ecological and social issues associated with coastal resource management, as well as the most significant challenges confronting land use planners and resource managers in coastal communities. Using an interdisciplinary approach to perplexing questions surrounding the issue of development versus protection, the volume presents a broad approach to coastal issues involving private rights and public trust.
Contents: Preface 1. America's Changing Coasts: An Overview 2. Coastal Values and a Sense of Place Part I: The Law and Coastal Environments 3. Regulating Versus Buying the Coast 4. Does Shoreline Armoring Violate the Clean Water Act? Rolling Easements, Shoreline Planning and Other Responses to Sea Level Rise 5. Just Who is Taking Whom? The Reciprocity Concept and the Palazzolo Case 6. Regulatory Takings Post-Palazzolo: Applying Supreme Court Jurisprudence from the Practical Perspective Part II: Ecological Consequences for Coastal Development 7. Too Many Neighbours! Nitrogen in the Coastal Zone 8. Once Spilled, Still Found: Metal Contamination in Connecticut Coastal Wetlands and Long Island Sound Sediment from Historic Industries 9. The Essentials on Estuarine Fish Habitat, its Evaluation and Protection by Federal Fisheries Law 10. Strategic Coastal Bird Migration Staging Sites: An International Conservation Challenge Part III: Private Use, Public Trust and Coastal Protection 11. Public Access to the Shore: Public Rights and Private Property 12. Ionian Enchantment by the Sea: A Stewardship System for Long Island Sound 13. Changing Community Preferences for Coastal Zone Development and Conservation: Implications of Population Growth for Natural Resource Values 14. A Policy Simulation Laboratory for Economic Science and Policy Analysis Index