Tag Archives: wetlands restoration

Wetlands at a tipping point, coastal wetlands vulnerable

The latest U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) report documenting the losses and gains in wetland acreage came out earlier this month. Commenting on the study’s findings, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said: Continue reading

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Urbanization and Estuaries – challenge and opportunity

These two very interesting papers came across the wires the other day and, while at face they may not seem all that related, we thought that – taken together – they suggest some exciting synergies for coastal urban environments. A … Continue reading

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The benefits of coastal management

New approach reveals the benefits of coastal management. Here is an interesting article about some research in the UK combining salt marsh restoration modeling with contingent valuation to target the most efficient and beneficial sites for “managed realignment” (breaching coastal … Continue reading

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Salt Marsh and Wetland Restoration Contract

In Massachusetts alone, thousands of acres of coastal marshes and wetlands are impacted by restricted tidal and water flows.  These impacts result from failing infrastructure, from old and poorly planned projects, and from changing environmental conditions.  The Massachusetts Division of … Continue reading

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Sustainable Coastal Development

Throughout human history, civilizations have developed and thrived at the interface between land and water – the coast. This is a place of tremendous productivity and biological diversity. But our recent patterns of growth have left our shorelines altered and … Continue reading

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