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Tidal Marsh Restoration: A Synthesis of Science and Management ed. by Charles T Roman and David M Burdick (review)

Tidal Marsh Restoration: A Synthesis of Science and Management ed. by Charles T Roman and David M... BOOK REVIEW Tidal Marsh Restoration: A Synthesis of Science and Management Charles T Roman and David M Burdick, Editors Island Press, 2000 M Street NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036; 2012, Cloth US$ 100 (ISBN 978-1-597265751), paperback US$ 50.00 (ISBN 9781-597265768), 7 x 10, 53 figures, 24 tables, references, index, 432 p. This volume is written by scientists, consultants, managers, and engineers who know a lot about salt marshes. As the Island Press announcement says, the volume is written for managers, planners, regulators, consultants, and others engaged in restoring tidally restricted and diked salt marshes. Sections on restoration science, restoration practice (with examples from New England and the Maritime provinces), connecting science and practice, and connecting practice with social concerns are covered. The chapters are well written with good references to current literature. I was especially taken by the final summary chapter with emphasis on how our salt marsh preservation and restoration efforts will affect society. Their final 2 sentences give us a warning and direction: "Managers and planners should focus on the roles of natural hydrology and coastal processes as the fundamental mechanisms to initiate change along a trajectory toward a restored condition. By establishing the natural http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Native Plants Journal University of Wisconsin Press

Tidal Marsh Restoration: A Synthesis of Science and Management ed. by Charles T Roman and David M Burdick (review)

Native Plants Journal , Volume 14 (2) – Aug 29, 2013

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BOOK REVIEW Tidal Marsh Restoration: A Synthesis of Science and Management Charles T Roman and David M Burdick, Editors Island Press, 2000 M Street NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036; 2012, Cloth US$ 100 (ISBN 978-1-597265751), paperback US$ 50.00 (ISBN 9781-597265768), 7 x 10, 53 figures, 24 tables, references, index, 432 p. This volume is written by scientists, consultants, managers, and engineers who know a lot about salt marshes. As the Island Press announcement says, the volume is written for managers, planners, regulators, consultants, and others engaged in restoring tidally restricted and diked salt marshes. Sections on restoration science, restoration practice (with examples from New England and the Maritime provinces), connecting science and practice, and connecting practice with social concerns are covered. The chapters are well written with good references to current literature. I was especially taken by the final summary chapter with emphasis on how our salt marsh preservation and restoration efforts will affect society. Their final 2 sentences give us a warning and direction: "Managers and planners should focus on the roles of natural hydrology and coastal processes as the fundamental mechanisms to initiate change along a trajectory toward a restored condition. By establishing the natural

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Native Plants JournalUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Aug 29, 2013

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