Land Management Research and Demostration
Land Management Research and Demonstration Areas are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on national wildlife refuges and wetland management districts throughout the country. They serve as institutions of investigation, innovation, and instruction in wildlife and habitat management. One of the 14 Land Management Research and Demonstration (LMRD) Areas is co-located at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Maine and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Massachusetts. This LMRD Area focuses on tidal salt marshes which are found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from Maine to Texas, extending over 1,000 coastal miles. Tidal salt marshes are among the most productive habitats on earth and home to a wealth of plant and wildlife species. With over 90 percent of the salt marshes in the northeastern U.S. altered, these refuges provide a unique opportunity to advance the science and implementation of sustainable restoration of this imperiled habitat.
To learn more about LMRD Areas throughout the U.S., please read the brochure below: