Sturm, Paul, author.
Restoration and implementation efforts in Culebra / Paul Sturm, Roberto Viqueira Rios.
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"Culebra is a small island off the northeast coast of Puerto Rico. It is home to 1,900 residents and is 11.6 square miles in area including the small adjacent uninhabited islands of Culebrita, Cayo Norte and Luis Pena. Culebra is a destination for tourism due to its beautiful white sandy beaches, beautiful vistas, coral reefs and marine life reachable from shore. Culebra is home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in Puerto Rico, as well as a significant population of resident and breeding sea turtles. Even today many of the reefs remain in good condition, bolstered by coral farming and restoration efforts. Despite this, impacts to the reefs and marine resources are becoming more pronounced due to increasing global and local stressors. As a result, Culebra is one of the top priorities for coral reef protection and coastal management in Puerto Rico and is a main driver for the watershed planning process (DRNA, 2013) (NOAA, 2009). In previous studies by Ramos, Hernandez and Amador, unpaved roads have been identified as the major source of sediment transport to nearshore reefs in Culebra, PR as well as other locations in St. John, USVI. As a result the goal of our project is to directly reduce sediment loads by implementing erosion and sediment transport BMPs on high priority unpaved roads and bare soils within Culebra. This report summarizes our efforts under a NOAA Task Order in 2012-2013 to stabilize bare soils and pollution sources in Culebra.
NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service 411
Watershed restoration Puerto Rico Culebra Island.
Watershed management Puerto Rico Culebra Island.
Coral reef conservation Puerto Rico Culebra Island.
Soil stabilization Puerto Rico Culebra Island.
Soil conservation Puerto Rico Culebra Island.
Wetland planting Puerto Rico Culebra Island.
Rios, Roberto Viqueira, author.
Ridges to Reefs, publisher.
Protectores de Cuencas, publisher
United States. National Marine Fisheries Service, sponsor.
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