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GEOG 321. Coastal Resources Policy and Management. 3 Credits.

How shall we manage where land and waters meet? This course analyzes the importance of coastal resources, ranging from Wisconsin to the Great Lakes to our Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf coasts, and addresses how rising water levels and stronger storms combine with increased human pressure to force difficult choices on communities to adapt. Using a resiliency framework, we will study biophysical and human development issues on land development, overuse, risk, and their consequent human, environmental, aesthetic, and nearshore effects; climate change impacts on water levels and storms; and numerous case studies of how communities are changing their policy, planning, and redevelopment strategies to adapt to current and future conditions.
REC: EPP 102
Fall Only.