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Potential Effects of Projected Sea Level Rise on Coastal Archaelogy at Tolowa Dunes State Park, Del Norte County, CA - Final Project Report


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Climate change and sea level rise is being addressed by a variety of government agencies and interest groups. All are trying to find a planning process they feel works best for their holdings. California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) is no exception, and has begun drafting documents in an interdisciplinary effort to address sea level rise and storm surge scenarios for their coastal jurisdiction. State Parks manages roughly 300 miles of the California coastline, which includes hundreds of archaeological sites. Tolowa Dunes State Park, in Del Norte County, is ranked ‘Highly Vulnerable’ (DPR 2011) and has already begun to erode into the Pacific Ocean, exposing cultural deposits to damage from possible looting, animal [...]


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Erin Chiniewicz

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F12AP00828_SLR final report.pdf
“Potential effects of projected sea level rise at Tolowa Dunes State Park, CA”
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For state park, natural and cultural resource managers dealing with sea level rise and storm surge at Tolowa Dunes State Park, CA.

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