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Main Title Coastal wetlands lessons learned from past efforts in Louisiana could help guide future restoration and protection : report to Congressional addressees / {electronic resource} :
CORP Author United States. Government Accountability Office.
Publisher United States Government Accountability Office,
Place Published {Washington, D.C.} :
Year Published 2007
Report Number GAO-08-130
OCLC Number 183890381
Subjects United States.--Environmental Protection Agency--Rules and practice; United States.--Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986
Subject Added Ent Coastal zone management--Louisiana; Wetland conservation--Louisiana; Coastal engineering--Louisiana; Shore protection--Louisiana
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EJBD POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/14/2007
Collation {62} p. : col. ill., maps : digital file
Notes "December 2007." GAO-08-130 Title from PDF title page (viewed on December 14, 2007).
Contents Notes Louisiana, home to 40 percent of all coastal wetlands in the lower 48 states, is projected to lose almost 17 square miles of coastline each year for the next 50 years to storms, sea level rise, and land subsidence. Coastal wetlands are an important wildlife and commercial resource, and provide a natural buffer against the storm surge that accompanies storms and hurricanes. The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CPR) established a program in 1990 that undertakes projects to stem coastal wetland losses. Recently, the Congress passed other measures that will make billions in new funding available for coastal Louisiana over the next 20 years. GAO has prepared this report under the Comptroller General's authority as part of a continued effort to assist the Congress. GAO reviewed the CPR program to identify the (1) types of projects that have been designed and constructed to restore and protect coastal wetlands, as well as their estimated costs and benefits, and (2) lessons learned from past and ongoing restoration efforts that can help guide future efforts. Gap's review included interviews with each program agency. Although GAO is not making any recommendations, this review emphasizes the need for agencies to carefully consider the lessons learned from the CPR program as they propose significantly larger efforts to restore Louisiana's coast. GAO received technical comments from two agencies which have been incorporated as appropriate.
Access Notes System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
PUB Date Free Form {2007}
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20071214150252
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
SUDOCS Number GA 1.13:GAO-08-130
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03120nam 2200409Ia 45020