Silver Spring, Md. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ; Key West, Fla. : Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection, 2004.
Book — vi, 93 p. : PDF file ; 2,856 kb.
Purpose and need for action
Seagrass restoration alternatives
Environmental and socioeconomic consequences
Implementation of the regional restoration plan
Relationship to other laws and programs
Appendix A. Example Orphan Injury Assessment and Monitoring Summary for the Seagrass Regional Restoration Plan
Appendix B. Comments received on the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Seagrass Restoration and responses to comments.
Evaluates short-term and long-term environmental and socioeconomic effects of implementation of seagrass restoration and seagrass injury prevention projects in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), its regulations, and NOAA guidelines for compliance with NEPA. Discusses potential positive and negative impacts on the biological, social and economic environments from a range of seagrass restoration techniques and seagrass injury prevention actions.