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Sustainable Management of Sediment Rafael Calderon Gulf of Mexico Program The Nature Conservancy USACOE-TNC New Orleans, LA. October, 2009
Dredge and Spoil Management
Large Watershed Approach
Sediment and Ecosystem Health Sediment Ecosystem Health
Ecosystem Health & Biodiversity
Healthy Ecosystems Economic Activities - Hunting - Recreational Fishing - Commercial Fishing - Recreational Boating - Bird Watching - Tourism
Sustainable Management or Not 2020 Marsh Loss (freshwater & Sediment) Barrier Island Loss (sediments) Hypoxia (nutrients)
Partnership Development Priority Setting 1. Joint Regional Planning
2. Large Scale Modeling Wetland Restoration Sediment Budgets & Sources Sediment Dynamics Sea Level Rise Climate Change
3. Ecosystem Management
Shoreline Protection & Stabilization
Marsh and Wetland Restoration
Barrier Island Restoration and Conservation
Southwestern Division Mississippi Valley Division South Atlantic Division Cross Jurisdictional Cooperation
Coastal Management Act 2009 A New Constitution for the Coast.
US Geological Survey US Department of the Interior National Wetlands Research Center Lafayette, Louisiana.
“Insert” then choose “Picture” – select your picture. Right click your picture and “Send to back”. The world’s leading sustainability consultancy Source:
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Generating New Value for Conservation.
Aquatic Ecology Oceans, Estuaries and Wetlands, and Freshwater.
The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Presentation for the National Science Teachers Association Meeting New Orleans, LA November.
Capitol Hill Oceans Week Wetlands Restoration Panel June 8, 2005 JOHN H. DUNNIGAN Ecosystem Goal Lead Capitol Hill Oceans Week June 8, 2005.
Wetlands Wetlands contain fresh water for part of the year -trap and filter sediments and pollutants -protect shorelines from erosion -spawning grounds.
Climate and Biodiversity Chapter 5. Importance of Mountains – Islands of Biodiversity Rapid change as elevation changes –Many different biomes, high diversity.
Status and Trends of Wetlands in the Coastal Watersheds of the Eastern United States Susan-Marie Stedman, NOAA Fisheries Service Tom Dahl, US Fish and.
Aquatic Biodiversity Chapter 8. Core Case Study: Why Should We Care about Coral Reefs? (1) Biodiversity Formation Important ecological and economic.
Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies David W. Yoskowitz Carlota Santos Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Texas A&M University.
Climate Change Adaptation : Case Studies U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service May 14, 2008.
AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY IMPACTS 13.1 & How much do we know? We have explored about 5% of the earth’s global ocean and the world’s interconnected oceans.
Outline 1.Background to the concept 2.Justification for the proposed TBCA 3.Proposed TBCA delineation 4.Possible institutional and management frameworks.
GREEN EARTH ORGANIZATION- Biodiversity Conservation Activities Kwesi Anderson 11/05/2009.
Todd Ambs Water Division Administrator, WDNR October 26, 2009 Sustaining the Water Belt of North America.
Integrated Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane Protection: Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast.
The Atchafalaya Basin Jonah D. Price April 6, 2005.
Wetlands: nature’s unique aquatic systems
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