July is Habitat Month at NOAA Fisheries. All month long, we are sharing 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!
Photo Contest Winners Connect Viewers with Habitat
Winners, runners-up in two categories selected from entries from across the United States and territories.
Cameron Meadows Project to Rebuild Hundreds of Acres of Marsh in Louisiana
An additional $1.2 million in funding will support an effort underway to rebuild more than 300 acres of marsh habitat and help protect local communities from storms and flooding.
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.
Why is Natural Infrastructure Important?
A study shows conserving and restoring coastal reefs, wetlands, and mangroves can save hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.
Laying the Groundwork for Long-Term Restoration: A Look Back at the Recovery Act—Part 3
Habitat restoration efforts initiated through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 helped build the foundation for work that continues today.
5 Reasons Why We Love Wetlands
Here are some reasons why wetlands are so important to fish and wildlife, people and communities, and why we conserve, protect, and restore them.
Video: Misson: Iconic Reefs
NOAA and partners have launched an unprecedented effort to restore seven ecologically and culturally significant coral reefs within Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Mission: Iconic Reefs.
Tour 30 Restoration Projects Supporting Healthy Habitat and Stronger Communities
This interactive story map highlights 30 projects to celebrate almost 30 years of work by the NOAA Restoration Center and our partners.