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 "Connecting Habitat, Climate, and Communities!” We will explain how our habitat work supports resilient communities and ecosystems and connects to climate change.
We will highlight a variety of different habitat conservation projects and products, hold a photo contest open to all, and announce funding for new projects from six grant competitions. Follow us here and on Twitter (@NOAAHabitat, #HabitatMonth). Also, be sure to stay up-to-date each month by becoming a HabitatNews subscriber. Help spread the word about the importance of habitat conservation to communities, and our planet!
Explore Essential Fish Habitats with our Updated Interactive Mapper
Use our updated Essential Fish Habitat Mapper to view important habitat for managed fish species.
$1.43 Million in NOAA Funding Recommended for Ruth Gates Coral Restoration Innovation Grants Projects
Three new and four continuing projects will develop novel coral restoration and intervention methods to restore resilient coral ecosystems.
Shasta River Habitat Restoration Builds Salmon’s Resilience to Rising Temperatures
A NOAA-supported project in California restores high-quality, cold-water habitat for salmon, boosting their resilience to rising temperatures due to climate change.
Four Fisheries Research Projects to Connect Chesapeake Bay Fish, Changing Habitat
Research projects will give resource managers science they need as they look to the future.
Work Continues toward Goal to Restore Oysters to 10 Chesapeake Tributaries by 2025
NOAA and partners continue constructing reefs, planting reefs with baby oysters, and using technology to monitor progress this summer.
$8.3 Million in Funding Recommended for Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Projects
Funding for 23 ongoing habitat restoration projects will support productive and sustainable fisheries, healthy ecosystems, and resilient communities across the nation.
NOAA Fisheries Funding to Bolster Environmental Education Projects in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
NOAA is recommending $2.6 million in funding for NOAA Chesapeake Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) projects to support environmental literacy.
Successful Fish Passage Efforts Across the Nation
Fish passage is important to the protection and restoration of fish and their habitats.
New Discoveries and Management Decisions in the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program Report to Congress
The report highlights the impressive discoveries, science-informed management decisions, benefits of collaborative partnerships, and more.
Video: Healthy Habitat: The Foundation of America's Seafood and Fisheries
Healthy habitat is the foundation of our nation's seafood and fisheries. Habitat provides important feeding and breeding grounds for fish and protected species and without healthy habitat, we cannot sustain the fisheries that will feed Americans now.
Infographic: The Value of Oyster Habitat
Oysters live in salty or brackish waters on all U.S. coasts and help clean the water. The reefs they form provide habitat for fish and other species. NOAA and partners are working to restore oyster reefs—and their important ecosystem services.
Storymap: Oyster Reef Restoration
A NOAA-led partnership to bring back oyster reef habitat in the Chesapeake Bay.
More Habitat, More Fish: New Tool to Estimate Fish Production Within Nursery Habitats
New online tool provides estimates of the number of juvenile fish and invertebrates that are produced within nursery habitats in the Gulf of Mexico.