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Gulf of Mexico Habitat Conservation & Restoration: A Look at the Five U.S. Gulf States' Legal and Institutional Frameworks

Authors: 
Jordan Diamond, Kathryn Mengerink, and Sara Gersen
Date Released: 
September 2011
Gulf of Mexico Habitat Conservation and Restoration: A Look at the Five U.S. Gul

This report examines the legal and institutional frameworks for achieving habitat conservation and restoration of the five U.S. Gulf states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas). It provides an overarching assessment of the states’ approaches to managing different habitat types as well as several cross-cutting issues, including examples of particularly successful programs and recommendations for strengthening others. It also provides individual profiles of each of the five states. (See also ELI & CEMDA’s comparison of the Mexican and US frameworks for conserving and restoring Gulf habitat, Gulf of Mexico Habitat Conservation & Restoration: Comparing the Mexican & United States Legal & Institutional Frameworks.)

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