Accession Number : ADA322827

Title :   Federal Coastal Wetland Mapping Programs.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)

Personal Author(s) : Kiraly, Sari J. ; Cross, Ford A. ; Buffington, John D.

PDF Url : ADA322827

Report Date : DEC 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 172

Abstract : The manuscripts contained in this report describe what the Federal government is doing to map the Nation's coastal wetlands. Various aspects of a series of Federally funded programs are described, including the purpose and intent of the programs, technologies used, the type of data and other mapping products generated, and how the information is used. In this paper, we summarize the major programs and present the Habitat Loss and Modification Working Group's conclusions and recommendations for actions that could be taken to improve the effectiveness of Federal activities. We hope that this assessment of the various Federally funded coastal wetland mapping programs will reveal strengths, weaknesses, areas for improvement, and opportunities for better coordination among the Federal agencies and between Federal and State agencies as well.

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, *MAPPING, *WETLANDS, *FEDERAL LAW, NATIONS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DOCUMENTS, HABITATS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Ecology
      Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE