Science Inventory

A Decision Framework to Protect Coral Reefs in Guánica Bay, Puerto Rico

Citation:

FISHER, W. S., J. CARRIGER, AND P. BRADLEY. A Decision Framework to Protect Coral Reefs in Guánica Bay, Puerto Rico. Presented at Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas Global Summit on Coastal Seas, Balltimore, MD, August 28 - 31, 2011.

Impact/Purpose:

Abstract for presentation at Global Summit on Coastal Seas

Description:

A Watershed Management Plan (WMP) for Guánica Bay, Puerto Rico, was introduced in 2008 by a nonprofit organization, the Center for Watershed Protection, with the intent of protecting coral reefs from damage related to watershed discharges. The plan was initially generated with the collaboration of federal agencies in the Coral Reef Task Force. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) took lead roles for the project in collaboration with Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Quality Board. They were joined by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a comprehensive effort to reduce sediment and nutrient efflux to coral reefs from the Guánica Bay watershed.

URLs/Downloads:

11-3271.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 41 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Product Published Date: 08/28/2011
Record Last Revised: 03/06/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 233703

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY

GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION

BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS AND POPULATION RESPONSE BRANCH