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Report Highlights Economic and Climate Benefits of America’s Estuaries

Estuaries help support the nation’s economy and climate resilience through…
November 02, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Mangroves along an estuary Mangroves near Tampa Bay, Florida. Credit: Tampa Bay Estuary Program.

Estuary Habitat on the West Coast

Estuaries are the interface between land and sea: semi-closed regions…

New Mapping Reveals Lost West Coast Estuary Habitat

Report highlights potential for restoration of these important habitats.
August 14, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Skokomish River Estuary Restoration Helps Salmon and Steelhead Return Home

In the Puget Sound region, reopening abandoned agricultural land back to…
June 27, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Oregon Coastal Habitat Project Restores Coho and Reduces Flooding

The Southern Flow Corridor project, which restored salmon habitat in…
April 04, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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The Estuary Restoration Act

Estuaries are defined as the areas where the river meets the sea. These unique transitional areas absorb floods and tides, filter water, and provide a home for people and fish. The Estuary Restoration Act has made our nation's estuaries a national…