North Atlantic Marsh Resiliency Projects
RESPONDING TO THREATS TO TIDAL MARSH COMMUNITIES
How are tidal marsh species and habitats being affected by storms and sea-level rise?
What are the best restoration and management approaches to make these species and habitats more resilient to climate change?
North Atlantic Marsh Resiliency Projects integrate existing data, model, and tools with foundational data and impact assessments to investigate the impacts of climate change on tidal marshes and associated species, and and identify the best opportunities for restoring, conserving, and managing these resources in the face of storm impacts, sea level rise, and other threats.
For an overview of North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative resiliency projects related to tidal marsh ecosystems, please visit: http://northatlanticlcc.org/projects/tidal-marsh-resiliency/increasing-resiliency-of-tidal-marsh-habitats-and-species
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Under a cooperative agreement funded by the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Mitigation Fund, Designing Sustainable Coastal Landscapes in the Face of Sea-level Rise and Storms, will add needed coastally relevant information to the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project for the North Atlantic region.
One of the principal impacts of sea-level rise will be the loss of land in coastal areas through erosion and submergence of the coastal landscape. However, changes vary across space and time and are difficult to predict because landforms such as beaches, barriers, and marshes can respond to sea level rise in complicated, dynamic ways. This project developed decision support models to address critical management decisions at regional and local scales, considering both dynamic and simple inundation responses to sea-level rise.
The Nature Conservancy's Hurricane Sandy project to identify resilient sites for coastal conservation.
Decision Support for Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Future Conservation to Increase Resiliency of Tidal Wetland Habitats and Species in the Face of Storms and Sea Level Rise- Marsh equilibrium model (MEM) coupled with the Advanced Circulation (ADCIRC) hydrodynamic model.
This project will coordinate, synthesize and deliver coastal resilience information, activities and lessons learned across the coastal portion of the Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) network. The project will deliver existing coastal resilience and adaptation information to communities and, where feasible, prioritize conservation actions to increase the resilience of both coastal communities and natural resources.
A collaborative effort to assess risks and set response priorities for tidal-marsh dependent bird species from Virginia to maritime Canada.