Coastal resource management can often be more about managing the people who live, work, and play on the coast than about managing the actual resources. How are coastal managers incorporating human decisions and actions into their programs?
One example that our writers will be looking at for the November/December edition of Coastal Services is how the faith of watermen on Tangier Island in Chesapeake Bay was utilized to establish a stewardship initiative. We would like to hear from you to learn about other programs that integrate human behavior in identifying coastal resource problems and solutions.
Another article our writers are working on is how Pennsylvania was able to use federal consistency in its efforts to use dredged material from a neighboring state to help ease bluff recession and shoreline erosion.
What are the issues and programs that you would like to read about in the coming year? Please contact us with your suggestions for future articles. We are particularly interested in projects that you think other coastal resource managers would find informative and innovative approaches to managing challenges.
If you would like to comment on this edition of Coastal Services, or have ideas for future articles, we would like to hear from you. Contact Hanna Goss via e-mail at Hanna.Goss@noaa.gov, or mail to 2234 South Hobson Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405-2413. You may also contact her by phone at (843) 740-1332, or fax at (843) 740-1313.