Funding strategy for the Galveston Bay Plan




Peck, Lucia G. and L. Steven Smutko

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Galveston Bay National Estuary Program


The Galveston Bay System represents a huge economic, cultural, and environmental asset to Texas and the Nation. In order to maintain this value of bay assets for the future, and to address current problems which have been scientifically documented by the Galveston Bay National Estuary Program, The Galveston Bay Plan proposes more than eighty specific actions to address concerns related to pollution, development, and overuse of the bay and its resources. The costs of these actions have been estimated by the Management Conference, and are summarized in The Plan itself and in supporting documentation. Chapter VIII in The Plan summarizes how proposed actions are to be implemented, including how the work will be funded. This report is intended to provide information to support the implementation chapter in The Galveston Bay Plan.


249 pages; available for download at the link below.


economic feasibility, funding, costs, cost analysis, ecosystem management, government policy, taxes