Rutgers University Problem

How will the different zoning options affect the Bay?

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What Other Factors Matter?

Unit Explanation – Introduction


It’s almost time to make a recommendation to the Zoning Commission about how to zone the area in the Barnegat Bay. You have learned a lot of information about the natural ecosystem but humans are also part of the ecosystem. Therefore, we need to consider additional factors, such as economic impacts and the interests and feelings of the people affected by these decisions (stakeholders), when making a decision.

Go through the next few pages to learn more about the development options, economic impacts, potential nitrogen input, and the involved stakeholders’ opinions. Then, use what you have learned so far about seagrass and the Bay ecosystem and integrate this new information about the town to make your final recommendation.


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