Projects and Research

Back Bay NWR participates in several on-going regional and national research projects. These include collecting data about sea level rise, marsh subsidence/gain and bird populations. Additionally, biologists contribute to a sea turtle genetic study which aims to identify and track the locations of individual female turtle nests. Researchers from universities and other organizations are also welcome to submit proposals for research on the wildlife refuge. Our projects and biological research provides invaluable aid and scientific knowledge about the numerous resident and migrant wildlife species found on the refuge.