Date of Award
Master of Arts in Marine Affairs
The tidelands law of the United States has evolved sporadically. As the nation's population pressures have increased, and every conceivable type of development hasattempted to locate in the coastal zone (1), the regulationof tidelands has become increasingly stringent. No longer can a private party fill an acre of tidelands on whim. Inthe past, however, unauthorized tideland development was a frequent occurrence. Thus current state governments must deal with a legacy of improperly filled tidelands. This paper will examine some of the states' attempts to address the problem of illegally improved tidelands.
Ackenhusen, Anne F., "Legal Status of Developed Tidelands in the Northeast: A Three-State Sampling" (1984). Theses and Major Papers. Paper 1.