The Galveston Bay Plan

Date

1997

Authors

Kachtick, Jim

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Publisher

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Abstract

The Galveston Bay National Estuary Program was established under Section 320 of the Water Quality Act of 1987. The primary purpose of the GBNEP was to develop a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for Galveston Bay in order to preserve, protect and enhance this valuable ecosystem of national significance. The 82 action items in the Plan are divided into 11 categories: habitat protection; species population protection; public health protection; freshwater inflow and bay circulation; spills and dumping; shoreline management; water and sediment quality; nonpoint sources of pollution; point sources of pollution; research; public participation and education. The Plan also addresses the Regional Monitoring Program, the role of the public and implementing funding.

Description

pgs. 7-10

Keywords

legislation, water policy, planning, coastal zone management, estuarine management, water quality control, habitat protection

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