During the week of March 22, NOAA is taking a court-side look at how we protect and restore marsh habitat with an aim to sustain fisheries, recover protected species, and maintain resilient coastal ecosystems and communities. Follow #MarshMadness on @NOAAHabitat!
Marsh Habitat Features
Protecting Coastal Blue Carbon Through Habitat Conservation
By absorbing and storing carbon dioxide, coastal habitats (like marshes) play an important role in protecting the climate.
What’s Wild in Our Wetlands?
Marshes and swamps are two kinds of wetlands that look like land but are sometimes so wet that fish live in many of them. As a matter of fact, many fish couldn’t survive without wetlands!
5 Reasons Why We Love Wetlands
Wetlands—including marshes, mangroves, swamps, deltas, and floodplains—provide valuable benefits to fish, protected species, and communities.
Interview with a Habitat: Wetland
During Habitat Month 2019, we interviewed different types of habitats and asked about the ways they provide numerous benefits to communities and our economy.
The Value of Coastal Wetland Habitat
Nearly 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands are lost in the United States each year to development, draining, erosion, and sinkage. That’s close to 70 basketball courts every hour.
Webinar: Understanding the Role Coastal Marshes Play in Protecting Communities from Storm Surge and Flooding
On March 31, subject matter experts will explain how state of the art modeling methods are used to simulate marsh vegetation and storm impacts produced by a series of past and future storm scenarios.