Coastal Sustainability and Resiliency through Land Acquisition. NJ Land Conservation Rally March 7, 2009 Presented by Adele Keller & Mike Davenport, Monmouth Conservation Foundation and Jennifer DiLorenzo, Urban Coast Institute, Monmouth University. Urban Coast Institute.
NJ Land Conservation Rally
March 7, 2009
Presented by Adele Keller & Mike Davenport, Monmouth Conservation Foundation and
Jennifer DiLorenzo, Urban Coast Institute,
Monmouth University Center of Distinction
Mission: To serve the public interest as forum for research, education, and collaboration that fosters the application of the best available science and policy to support healthy and productive coastal ecosystems and a sustainable and economically vibrant future for coastal communities.
COASTAL LAW AND POLICY
COASTAL WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
COASTAL COMMUNITIES AND ECONOMICS
REGIONAL ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT
Promote ecosystem-based management for coastal communities to maintain natural resources for citizens to enjoy
Promote sound planning initiatives to preserve natural resources, reduce environmental degradation and improve water quality
Promote projects to increase resiliency—reduce flooding and impacts from coastal storms, erosion, and sea level rise
The most popular definition of sustainability can be traced to a 1987 UN conference. It defined sustainable developments as those that "meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs"(WECD, 1987).
Robert Gillman, editor of the In Context magazine, extends this goal oriented definition by stating "sustainability refers to a very old and simple concept (The Golden Rule)...do onto future generations as you would have them do onto you."
Readings are taken every 15 min and transmit once per hour to Monmouth, NJDEP and Stevens Institute
Sea Bright, NJ11 public access points7 have parking2 have restrooms2 are handicap accessibleThere is ~ 19,430 linear
feet of shoreline~1943 feet between points~3238 feet between points with parking~9320 feet between points w/ parking, restrooms, and handicap accessibility
Enforcement of the Trust…