Coral Reef NOAA
 
April 21, 2014  

Land-based Pollution Resources


 
Sediment from land-based sources of pollution covers coral near a wharf in Kanakakai, HI
Sediment from land-based sources of pollution covers coral near a wharf in Kanakakai, HI. Photo Credit: Kathy Chaston

This page provides resource materials on land-based sources of pollution (LBSP) that have been gathered by the Coral Reef Conservation Program's LBSP Working Group. This collection is not intended to be a comprehensive source of such documents, but rather a listing of reference documents for this working group.


National
Local, Domestic
International
General

National

Productive Lands―Healthy Environment: Natural Resources Conservation Service Strategic Plan; Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Applicable U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Goals and Objectives for the NOAA CRCP Land-Based Sources of Pollution Working Group, (pdf, 26 kb); U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF)

Coral Program's Land-Based Sources of Pollution Implementation Plan, (pdf, 656 kb)

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Local, Domestic

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Local Action Strategy Focal Area: Land Based Sources of Pollution, (pdf, 36.5 kb)

From ridge to reef: Forecasting the effects of changing Pacific islands on reef ecosystems (pdf, 107 kb); U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Land Based Sources of Pollution and Water Quality Action Plan (pdf, 161 kb); Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI)

Land Based Source of Pollution Local Action Strategy Combined Projects 1 & 2, (pdf, 1.93 mb); Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI)

Issue Paper: Piggery Waste Management in American Samoa (pdf, 399 kb); Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Sediment Production from Natural and Disturbed Surfaces in dry Tropical Areas of La Parguera-Puerto Rico, 2003-2005, Seventh Caribbean Islands Water Resources Congress (pdf, 114 kb)

The United States Territory of American Samoa: Three-Year Local Action Strategies 2004-2007, (pdf, 935 kb); The Governor's Coral Reef Advisory Group

Water, Sediment, and Nutrient Discharge Characteristics of Rivers in Puerto Rico, and their Potential Influence on Coral Reefs (pdf, 5.92 mb); U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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International

Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities, (pdf, 143 kb); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Protecting coastal and marine environments from land-based activities: A guide for national action, (pdf, 4.92 mb); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA)

Reef Water Quality Protection Plan: For catchments adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, (pdf, 1.36 mb); Queensland Government

Reef Water Quality Protection Plan: Annual Report 2005-2006, (pdf, 1.25 mb); Queensland Government

Water quality protection plan Web site of the Queensland Government

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General

International Society for Reef Studies Briefing Paper 3: The Effects of Terrestrial Run-Off of Sediments, Nutrients and Other Pollutants on Coral Reefs (pdf, 386 kb); International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS)

Integrated Global Observing System: Coastal Theme Report (pdf, 2.48 mb); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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