We are excited to kick off Habitat Month at NOAA Fisheries. All month long, we will share our incredible habitat conservation efforts through our website and social media. The theme this year is, "Reconnecting with Habitat!” It encompasses our desire to reconnect with partners, highlights the importance of habitat connectivity to our work, and includes community benefits from access to nature.
During this year’s Habitat Month, we will highlight a variety of different habitat conservation projects and products, announce funding for new projects from three grant competitions, and profile some of our staff and their different roles working on habitat. Follow us here and through Twitter on @NOAAHabitat and with the hashtag #HabitatMonth. Help spread the word about habitat conservation!
Check out this series of 4 infographics that explain the benefits of healthy habitat and how NOAA's work supports habitat conservation. We specifically focus on the value of opening rivers for fish, coastal wetlands, and oyster restoration.
The Dr. Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award nomination period is open until September 15, 2020.
Investments in Great Lakes habitat restoration will benefit local economies, strengthen healthy ecosystems and fisheries, and support resilient communities.
Nearly $13 Million in NOAA Funding Recommended for Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Projects
Funding for 31 new and continuing habitat restoration projects will support sustainable fisheries, protected species, and resilient ecosystems and communities across the nation.
Underwater habitat, includes shallow coral, oyster reefs, and deep-sea coral. Many commercially important fish species depend on these habitats for food and shelter. They also support tourism and protect coastlines, but these habitats are threatened by rising ocean temperatures, pollution, and other factors. Learn more about how NOAA works to conserve these important underwater habitats.