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Celebrating Habitat Month 2021: Connecting Habitat, Climate, and Communities

July 06, 2021

A message from Carrie Selberg Robinson, Director of NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation for Habitat Month.

Carrie Selberg Robinson visiting the Southern Flow Corridor habitat restoration project in Tillamook Bay, Oregon Carrie Selberg Robinson (center, black jacket) visiting the Southern Flow Corridor habitat restoration project in Tillamook Bay, Oregon in 2016 with NOAA staff and partners. Credit: NOAA

I am excited to announce that July is Habitat Month at NOAA Fisheries.  Once a year we celebrate the importance of healthy coastal habitats.  

This year, we will be focusing on Connecting Habitat, Climate, and Communities. NOAA Fisheries has a long-standing history  of conserving habitat to support healthy fish populations, restoring habitat to help recover endangered species, and supporting resilient coastal ecosystems. We work with communities and partners across the country to conserve  coastal and marine habitats. Protecting and restoring coastal wetlands, mangroves, coral and oyster reefs, and river habitats benefit fisheries and strengthen coastal resilience to climate change.

During Habitat Month, we will showcase the value of habitat and the important work of our Agency and our partners across the country. We will highlight a variety of different types of habitat conservation work, hold a photo contest, and announce funding for various habitat  projects. Please be sure to follow along and join us to learn more all month!