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Three Living Shorelines Creating Habitat, Protecting the Gulf Coast

NOAA is working with state partners on living shoreline projects in the Gulf of Mexico—restoring and creating resilient coastal habitats and communities damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
July 30, 2019 - Feature Story ,
A rocky breakwater near the shore of a marsh.

Chinook Salmon Habitat Restoration in Washington Sees Positive Results

NOAA and partners have seen success in efforts toward Chinook salmon recovery in the Skagit River estuary, but much more work is needed to achieve population recovery goals.
July 29, 2019 - Feature Story ,
A bald eagle perch on a tree looks over a marshy area with a small stream running through it

500,000th Spiny Superhero Released to Devour Hawaiʻi's Coral-smothering Algae

Half a million sea urchins have now been deployed through NOAA and the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources’ work restoring corals after the M/V Cape Flattery grounded on an Oʻahu reef.
July 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,
A Hawaiian collector sea urchin cleaning a coral of invasive algae in Kāne‘ohe Bay.

Nineteen New Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Projects Recommended for 2019 NOAA Funding

$10.4 million in funding for new and ongoing restoration projects will support productive and sustainable fisheries, healthy ecosystems, and resilient communities across the nation.
July 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Aerial photo of two backhoes in a river valley

Interview with a Habitat: Wetland

Pull on your waterproof boots and hop in an airboat to join NOAA as we wade into Louisiana’s coastal wetlands for an interview.
July 25, 2019 - Feature Story ,
An airboat cruises on the water amid wetland plants

Habitat Month Highlights How Habitat is Working for You

Read this message about healthy habitat’s connection to the blue economy.

Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Efforts Recommended for 2019 NOAA Funding

$8.9 million recommended for investment toward Great Lakes habitat restoration will benefit economies, strengthen healthy ecosystems and fisheries, and support resilient communities.
July 18, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Habitat‒Working for You: Habitat Month 2019

Join us for Habitat Month and see how NOAA works to support healthy habitat, which provides numerous benefits to communities and our economy.
June 29, 2019 - Feature Story
A garibaldi swims in a kelp forest.

Infographic: Habitat Conservation

NOAA works to protect and restore marine and coastal habitat to sustain fisheries, recover protected species, and maintain resilient coastal ecosystems and communities.
June 28, 2019 - Infographic ,
Habitat Conservation infographic

Skokomish River Estuary Restoration Helps Salmon and Steelhead Return Home

In the Puget Sound region, reopening abandoned agricultural land back to nature will allow young salmon, steelhead, and other fish species room to access their historical habitats.
June 27, 2019 - Feature Story ,
A flat landscape with short marsh grasses and a small stream running through