Healthy Coastal Habitats: Examples for Nature and People

Nature Conservancy - Science

In the first part of our two-part series on the advantages of healthy coastal habitats, we portrayed salt marshes as the superheroes of coastal communities, providing measurable benefits to people and nature, and not asking for much in return. While marshes do provide flooding protection and boost revenues from birding and fishing, they are not a panacea, especially in the face of extreme weather events. Great Egret flying over salt marsh off of Bull Island.

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