Conserving the Nature of America
Press Release
New Report Reveals Continuing Coastal Wetlands Losses in U.S.

November 21, 2013

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Suisun Marsh, California. Credit: USFWS

The United States is losing wetlands in coastal watersheds at a significant rate, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These wetlands are vital to the survival of diverse fish and wildlife species. Wetlands also help sustain the country

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