Last Update March 28, 1996
Preserving the history and culture of coastal communities is important because of the effects that development practices can have on historic, aesthetic, and cultural resources, both past and present. Archaeological and historical sites destroyed by natu ral or human-induced alterations represent a loss of irretrievable resources. Monitoring these sites can help minimize such losses as well as aid in planning for the preservation of existing sites and for potential sites. Living cultural resources and c oastal parks show trends of human behavior and adaptability to the characteristics of the coastal environment, such as the value associated with natural vistas or architecturally complex condominium developments.
Preservation of Archaeological and Historical Resources
Preservation of Living Resources
Conservation of Coastal Open Space