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2007

Natural Resources Management and Policy

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Performance Of Sills: St. Mary’S City, St. Mary’S River, Maryland, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., W. G. Reay, Jian Shen, Scott Lerberg, Donna A. Milligan, Christine A. Wilcox, Kevin P. O'Brien Dec 2007

Performance Of Sills: St. Mary’S City, St. Mary’S River, Maryland, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., W. G. Reay, Jian Shen, Scott Lerberg, Donna A. Milligan, Christine A. Wilcox, Kevin P. O'Brien

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Living shorelines represent a shoreline management option that combines various erosion control methodologies and/or structures while at the same time restoring or preserving natural shoreline vegetation communities. A common living shoreline design in Chesapeake Bay includes a low offshore rock sill to absorb wave energy with an emergent wetland landward of the sill to enhance erosion control, provide critical habitat, and improve water quality condition. This study is part of a larger, ongoing project to (1) evaluate erosion control effectiveness and the sustainability of offshore sill and fringing marsh design and structure, (2) evaluate ecological services (e.g., habitat ...


Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia : Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 2004-2008 - Annual Report 1 September 2006 - 31 August 2007, Philip W. Sadler, John M. Hoenig, Robert E. Harris, Rebecca J. Wilk, Lydia M. Goins Nov 2007

Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia : Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 2004-2008 - Annual Report 1 September 2006 - 31 August 2007, Philip W. Sadler, John M. Hoenig, Robert E. Harris, Rebecca J. Wilk, Lydia M. Goins

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This report presents the results of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) tagging and monitoring activities in Virginia during the period 1 September 2006 through 31 August 2007. It includes an assessment of the biological characteristics of striped bass taken from the 2007 spring spawning run, estimates of annual survival and fishing mortality based on annual spring tagging, and the preliminary results of the fall 2006 study that documents the prevalence of mycobacterial infections of striped bass in Chesapeake Bay. The information contained in this report is required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and is used to implement a coordinated ...


The Coastal Primary Sand Dune And Beach Act, Lyle M. Varnell, C. Scott Hardaway Jr. Sep 2007

The Coastal Primary Sand Dune And Beach Act, Lyle M. Varnell, C. Scott Hardaway Jr.

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This document presents the supporting information and justification for the following recommendations: • Adding Middlesex County and Westmoreland County to the list of localities authorized to adopt the model ordinance of the Coastal Primary Sand Dune and Beach Act (Title 28.2, Chapter 14 of the Virginia Code) would result in the inclusion of significant dune resources into Virginia’s tidal shoreline management program. • Adding the localities of Charles City, Essex, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, Middlesex, New Kent, Newport News, Prince George, Richmond (county), Stafford, Surry, Westmoreland, and York to the list of localities ...


The Stability Of Living Shorelines - An Evaluation, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Julie Herman, Karinna Nunez Jun 2007

The Stability Of Living Shorelines - An Evaluation, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Julie Herman, Karinna Nunez

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This project set out to strengthen arguments that living shorelines were a viable and preferred method of erosion control along much of the Chesapeake Bay shoreline. Using statistical tests and data that describe shoreline and environmental condition along tidal shoreline, the study found that indeed marshes are frequently associated with stable shoreline and therefore recommending living shoreline treatments to manage erosion problems was a reasonable strategy that warranted strong consideration. Additional tests revealed a lower occurrence of marshes when traditional erosion control structures like bulkheads and revetments were present. This confirms these structures can permanently impact the growth of tidal ...


Monitoring Relative Abundance Of American Shad In Virginia Rivers 2006 Annual Report, John E. Olney, Kristen Delano Walter Apr 2007

Monitoring Relative Abundance Of American Shad In Virginia Rivers 2006 Annual Report, John E. Olney, Kristen Delano Walter

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Concern about the decline in landings of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) along the Atlantic coast prompted the development of an interstate fisheries management plan (FMP) under the auspices of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Management Program (ASMFC 1999). Legislation enables imposition of federal sanctions on fishing in those states that fail to comply with the FMP. To be in compliance, coastal states are required to implement and maintain fishery-dependent and fishery-independent monitoring programs as specified by the FMP. For Virginia, these requirements include spawning stock assessments, the collection of biological data on the spawning run (e.g., age-structure, sex ratio ...


Refinement And Validation Of A Multi-Level Assessment Method For Mid-Atlantic Tidal Wetlands (Epa #Cd-973494-01), Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Apr 2007

Refinement And Validation Of A Multi-Level Assessment Method For Mid-Atlantic Tidal Wetlands (Epa #Cd-973494-01), Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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To monitor the extent and condition of wetland resources across the Mid-Atlantic physiographic region, efforts are currently underway in a number of states, most notably Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, to develop and implement wetland assessment models. The purpose of these models is to assess the condition of wetland resources and to track changes in the condition of these systems over time, primarily due to anthropogenically induced stressors surrounding individual wetlandss or the watershed in which they are located.

This project is designed to provide the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC), Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Delaware Department of ...


Sands Of The Chesapeake, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Lyle M. Varnell, George R. Thomas Jan 2007

Sands Of The Chesapeake, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Lyle M. Varnell, George R. Thomas

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This is a short phamplet outlining the origin, composition, and dune structure of sandy shores of the Chesapeake Bay region.


Center For Coastal Resources Management Annual Report 2007, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 2007

Center For Coastal Resources Management Annual Report 2007, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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No abstract provided.


Westmoreland County, Virginia Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Carl Hershner, Sharon Killeen, Karinna Nunez, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt, David Weiss Jan 2007

Westmoreland County, Virginia Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Carl Hershner, Sharon Killeen, Karinna Nunez, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt, David Weiss

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No abstract provided.