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Coastal wetlands : lessons learned from past efforts in Louisiana could help guide future restoration and protection : report to Congressional addressees, United States Government Accountability Office., (electronic resource :)

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Coastal wetlands : lessons learned from past efforts in Louisiana could help guide future restoration and protection : report to Congressional addressees
Title
Coastal wetlands
Title remainder
lessons learned from past efforts in Louisiana could help guide future restoration and protection : report to Congressional addressees
Statement of responsibility
United States Government Accountability Office.
Title variation
Lessons learned from past efforts in Louisiana could help guide future restoration and protection
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eng
Summary
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
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EJB
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federal national government publication
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States
  • United States.
  • Coastal zone management
  • Wetland conservation
  • Coastal engineering
  • Shore protection
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Coastal wetlands : lessons learned from past efforts in Louisiana could help guide future restoration and protection : report to Congressional addressees, United States Government Accountability Office., (electronic resource :)
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Publication
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  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on Dec. 14, 2007)
  • "December 2007."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-08-130."
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Includes bibliographical references
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mixed
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unknown
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ii, 57 p.
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electronic
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digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)BOP183890381
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  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet. Address as of 12/14/07: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08130.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Coastal wetlands : lessons learned from past efforts in Louisiana could help guide future restoration and protection : report to Congressional addressees, United States Government Accountability Office., (electronic resource :)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on Dec. 14, 2007)
  • "December 2007."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-08-130."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
mixed
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 57 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)BOP183890381
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet. Address as of 12/14/07: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08130.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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