Figure 6. Options for Enabling Wetlands to Migrate Inland. In all of these scenarios, the wetlands are able to migate inland. Rolling easements (called "enforce public trust doctrine" in this figure) are probably the best approach in alot of areas, because buying people out later will be politically infeasible, and paying people today not to develop is probably economically infeasible. Other options, such as preventing development without compensating property owners are even more problematic.


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