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Managing Shore Zones for Ecological Benefits [Handbook]

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Shore zones are ecologically valuable and attractive to people, but have been badly damaged by many human activities. They need careful management if they are to provide their greatest benefits to nature and to people.

The purpose of this handbook is to offer suggestions for practical ways that landowners and land managers can protect shore zones and increase the benefits that they provide. Although targeted at the Hudson River, many of these suggestions will be helpful for managing shore zones along lakes, rivers, and estuaries elsewhere.