Hear from Parker River wildlife biologist Nancy Pau about how working together is helping the Great Marsh face sea-level rise

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Nancy Pau holds an adult saltmarsh sparrow. Matt Poole/USFWS

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through their daily work here at the Service. It’s an opportunity to take a look at the individuals behind the work and what drives them. But, as you’ll soon learn, for Wildlife Biologist Nancy Pau, there’s no such thing as an individual in this work.

As the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge continues to face the challenges posed by sea-level rise along the Eastern Seaboard, Nancy and her team at the refuge are harnessing the power of partnerships– with the local town, landowners, and other conservation organizations — to develop innovative, nature-based solutions to these growing threats.

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Climate change
Endangered and/or Threatened species
Salt marsh
Wetland restoration