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A conservation assessment of West Coast (USA) estuaries Public Deposited

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A hierarchical classification system was developed for West Coast estuaries that identified three regions (based on climate, latitude, and oceanography) and four estuary types distinguished by the relative degree of influence of the hydrodynamic forcing mechanisms of waves, tides, and rivers.

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  • This assessment outlines an enhanced planning approach for West Coast estuaries that incorporates an evaluation of the regional context for estuarine conservation and recommends an approach to site-scale planning with more focus on ecological processes and functions.
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  • Gleason MG, S Newkirk, MS Merrifield, J Howard, R Cox, M Webb, J Koepcke, B Stranko, B Taylor, MW Beck, R Fuller, P Dye, D Vander Schaaf, J. Carter 2011. A Conservation Assessment of West Coast (USA) Estuaries. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington VA. 65pp.
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  • Executive Summary 1.0Introduction 2.0 Conservation Planning for West Coast Estuaries 3.0 Classifying West Coast Estuaries 4.0 The Human Footprint 5.0 Pathways for Enhanced Conservation of West Coast Estuaries 6.0 A Regional Vision and Goals for Improved Estuary Conservation
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