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Once big enough to fit 1,400 football fields and seasonal home to Indigenous peoples, Great Meadows Marsh has been through a lot in the last four centuries. Now half the size and ailing from historical efforts to drain and fill it, as well as invasion by nonnative plants, the Stratford, Connecticut...
The first-ever “Salt Marsh Steward” program at Great Meadows Marsh in Stratford, Connecticut, employed 12 students from nearby high schools during Spring 2022. In a mutually beneficial arrangement, students worked part-time replanting portions of the marsh that had been excavated and graded as...
Friends of Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery invited NOAA to give this year's presentation at the annual Wilderness Day Camp
Saltmarsh sparrows are among the species most imperiled by climate change, especially as sea level rise degrades their marsh home. But, as researchers track changes in the marsh in order to protect the birds, the birds are also teaching researchers about how to bolster the entire marsh system from...
When scientists proposed moving endangered winter-run Chinook salmon into historical habitat upstream of Shasta Dam this summer, they expected some people would doubt the seemingly new idea could work. But it wasn’t a new idea at all, and it had been proven long ago.
San Diego County has more than 70 miles of coastline, home to hundreds of thousands of people as well as many wildlife species. The highly urban area is also congested, and conservation planning can be complicated.
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on Monday celebrated the return of endangered winter-run Chinook salmon eggs to the McCloud River...
Have you ever peeped a tufted puffin? Chances are, you saw them during the summer breeding season: bright orange beaks, long golden feather head plumes, and a sharp white and black eye mask with red eyeliner that has earned them the name "clown of the sea." But when it comes to monitoring marine...
An hour off the coast of Maine lie some of the state’s most unique environments: tiny sea islands that are largely uninhabited nesting sites for seabirds. But, these wild, remote islands–and the birds who nest there–are blighted by marine debris, like plastic waste and abandoned lobster traps. The...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The San Joaquin River Restoration Program, a multi-agency effort to restore the upper 152-miles of the San Joaquin River from Friant Dam to the confluence with the Merced River, recently received the Department of the Interior’s highest honor for environmental restoration.
Federal and state agencies from the U.S. and Canada have signed a statement of cooperation with the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Peskotomuhkati Nation at Skutik committing to a partnership dedicated to restoring the water quality and wildlife habitat of the St. Croix River.
Sea turtle nesting season has begun across the state of Hawaiʻi. Honu (green sea turtle), honuʻea (Hawaiian hawksbill), and olive ridley turtles are nesting season begins mid-April and can last until September, and even as long as December. Federal and state agencies are asking for the publics help...
For adventurous travelers and residents alike, America’s lesser-known public lands and waters are off-the-beaten-path places for invigorating outdoor recreation. National wildlife refuges, national forests, national marine sanctuaries and national conservation lands typically are uncrowded,...
As many as 20 interconnected restoration projects will soon be underway in New Jersey’s Raritan River watershed.

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