The increased demand of human populations to live, work and play in the coastal zone has created a challenge for coastal zone managers to come up with sound, effective planning strategies that preserve the natural characteristics of coastal areas and minimize or eliminate the damage or potential damage that can occur to development as a result of the natural processes that occur. Effective shoreline and coastal zone management requires a combination of experience, with a strong knowledge of the physical processes, ecological issues, recreational aspects, and economic constraints and opportunities that occur in coastal areas. Staff and Associates of Christian J. Stewart Consulting have successfully used such skills to guide various agencies, municipalities, and individuals through shoreline management planning initiatives. Examples of such projects include:

Development of Interim Management Guidelines for Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park;
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Preparation of Management Guidelines and Development Plans, Trent-Severn Waterway;
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Literature Review of Studies Related to the Recreational and Developmental Carrying Capacities of Shoreline Environments;
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Inventory and Assessment of the Effectiveness of Shoreline Management Practices in Use in the Great Lakes;
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A Review of Shoreline Management and How Can It Reduce Damages Along The Great Lakes Shoreline;
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Prepared And Implemented A Provincial Beach And Dune Hazard Ecosystem Management Strategy For Developed And Protected Beaches In Ontario.
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Development of an integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for the Government of St. Lucia.
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Assisted in Development of the Great Lakes Shoreline Hazard Policy and Technical Guidelines, for The Province of Ontario.

 

 

 


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