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Geological and Botanical Features of Sand Beach Systems in Maine and Their Relevance to the Critical Areas Program of the State Planning Office

by Bruce W. Nelson and L. Kenneth Fink, Jr.

"A Report Prepared for the Maine Critical Areas Program, State Planning Office, Augusta, Maine 04330 - Planning Report Number 54 (14 March 1978)."

Contents: Abstract / Foreword / Acknowledgements / Geology, Distribution, and Geomorphology of Maine's Coastal Sandy Beaches and Dune Systems / Methods of Locating Sandy Beaches and Dunes / General Consideration in Developing Criteria for Inclusion in the List of Significant Coastal Sandy Beaches and Dunes / Geological Criteria for Significance / Botanical Criteria for Significance / General Information on Coastal Sandy Dune Plant Species and Associations / Partial List of Maine's Berm and Dune Plants / Description of Significant Maine Sandy Beaches / General Evaluation of Sandy Beaches for Inclusion on the Register of Critical Areas / Recommendations / Bibliography

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Critical Areas Program - Maine State Planning Office


Augusta, Maine


Beaches, Sand Dunes, Coastal Plants, Sand Dune Vegetation, Surficial Geology, Geomorphology, Shore Features, Sand, Dunes, Sedimentary Structures, Deposition, Erosion


Botany | Earth Sciences | Geomorphology | Other Earth Sciences | Other Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Plant Sciences | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology


USM Library Stacks: GB 459.4 N4

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