Management approaches to residential development of dunes and freshwater wetlands on Galveston Island

dc.acquisition-srcTexas Coastal and Marine Councilen_US
dc.call-noSPEC COLL GBAY ACC#928en_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorPio, Alessandroen_US
dc.contributor.authorRobbins, Franken_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:38:46Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:38:46Z
dc.date.issued1979en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description58 pagesen_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this report is to consider the issue of residential development in two environmentally sensitive areas on Galveston Island (as on all barrier islands): the dune system and the interior freshwater wetlands. While it is generally agreed that these areas are very delicate and easily affected, legal, economic and political considerations often make it impossible to follow a policy of strict preservation, and alternative management approaches must be considered. The first two sections of the report provide a brief introduction to the two ecosystems. Section I describes the natural dynamics, while Section II addresses the impacts of residential activity and the fundamental characteristics which must be safeguarded. Section III deals with alternative management approaches. National hazards such as hurricanes and flooding are considered since they will also affect the two critical areas. In terms of management, three approaches are reviewed: a) prohibiting or severely restricting development, b) approaching land development on a fairly large scale, with provisions for clustering of residential construction, restoration, transfer of development rights, etc., and c) implementing environmental performance standards to be enforced at the level of the single lot or improvement. Based on the example of Sanibel Island, Florida, possible "model performance standards" are suggested, and examples of end products compatible with these standards are presented. The report concludes with some recommendations relevant for the implementation of the suggested approaches.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Islanden_US
dc.historyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/26384
dc.latitudeen_US
dc.locationGBIC Special Collectionen_US
dc.longitudeen_US
dc.notesphotocopyen_US
dc.placeAustin, Texasen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Texas, Department of Community and Regional Planning.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries928en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectenvironment managementen_US
dc.subjectcoastal zoneen_US
dc.subjectcoastal zone managementen_US
dc.subjectdunesen_US
dc.subjectwetlandsen_US
dc.subjectresource developmenten_US
dc.subjectlegal aspectsen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental impacten_US
dc.titleManagement approaches to residential development of dunes and freshwater wetlands on Galveston Islanden_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.universityUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
dc.vol-issueen_US

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