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Protecting The Delaware Bay Environment:

An Analysis Of Existing Programs and Protections To Identify Opportunities For Ecosystem Based Management


Source: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

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Report Recommendations (PDF 26KB)

Full Paper (PDF 2.3MB)

Part I (PDF 785KB) - Table of Contents and Introduction - Includes an overview of the Project (paper) and a description of the Project Area and its resources.

Part II-A (PDF 647KB) - Water Quality Protections - Provides and in-depth discussion of the provisions of the Clean Water Act followed by the programs that have been implemented by the EPA, New Jersey DEP and Delaware DNREC to apply the provisions.

Part II-B (PDF 422KB) - Water Quality Protections - Provides and in-depth discussion of the provisions of the Coastal Zone Management Act followed by the programs that have been implemented by the EPA, New Jersey DEP and Delaware DNREC to apply the provisions as well as a discussion of other state statutes/regulations and programs that protect water quality in the project area.

Part III (PDF 266KB) - Wildlife and Critical Habitat - Provides and in-depth discussion of the provisions of the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Conservation Act and the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act as well as the programs that have been implemented by the EPA, New Jersey DEP and Delaware DNREC to apply the provisions as well as a discussion of other state statutes/regulations and programs that protect wildlife and critical habitat in the project area.

Part IV (PDF 307KB) - Ecosystem Based Components of the Protections and Programs - Identifies the statutes and programs that are implemented, or could be implemented, through an ecosystem based management approach as well as the manner in which they are actually implemented by the states of Delaware and New Jersey.

Part V (PDF 195KB) - Findings and Recommendations - Identifies the successes and problems associated with the existing water quality, wildlife and habitat protections and makes recommendations as to how they can be improved.

Part VI (PDF 151KB) - End Notes and Citations

American Littoral Society
Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions
Environmental Defense Fund
Environment New Jersey
New Jersey Chapter, Sierra Club
New Jersey Environmental Federation
New Jersey Environmental Lobby
New Jersey Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
New York/New Jersey Baykeeper
Surfrider Foundation

Author:
Susan M. Kennedy

Editor:
Benson Chiles