I am excited to announce that July is Habitat Month at NOAA Fisheries, when we celebrate the importance of healthy coastal habitats. For the entire month of July, NOAA Fisheries will promote our incredible habitat conservation efforts through our website and social media channels.
This year, the theme is Growing Habitat Together. We will focus on how NOAA Fisheries is working with our partners to make a historic impact with funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act to restore coastal habitats and support communities across the country. We are expanding our work, growing new partnerships, and growing more actual habitat. I am thrilled to be back in the field traveling to see staff, meet with partners, and visit projects.
Healthy habitat—such as wetlands, rivers, and coral reefs—provides important areas for fish to eat and reproduce. Efforts like restoring coastal wetlands and removing outdated dams can improve coastal resilience and protect coastal communities from storms.
NOAA Fisheries has a long-standing history of conserving habitat to support healthy fish, restoring habitat to help recover protected species, and supporting resilient coastal ecosystems and communities. 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 different types of habitat conservation work and information about our projects, staff, and partners. Follow along and join us all month!
Carrie Selberg Robinson
Director, Office of Habitat Conservation