Wetland Restoration Promises Benefits

Posted on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 by

CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. — A 65-acre agricultural field has been restored to its original wetland state in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, producing ecological, human, and economic benefits for the local community. The restoration project was completed at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill through a partnership between park staff, the […]

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Wetland Restoration Efforts

Posted on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 by

Bair Island planting event (photo by Save the Bay) The Bay Area is prized for its beauty, and is one of America’s great estuaries. Over the years, urbanization and the transformation of open spaces to more intensive land uses have contributed to the marginalization of the region’s native species and their habitats — wetlands […]

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The unsung heroes of climate change

Posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by

Rainforests are the poster child for conservation. They’re packed with charismatic wildlife and are essential for the health of the planet. Why wouldn’t you want to try to save them? But they are not the only ecosystems playing a crucial role on Earth. For example, did you know that 450 billion tonnes of carbon […]

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Wetlands Restoration Helps You!

Posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 by

Coastal wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate, despite their importance to ocean and coastal health, humans and the economy. We talk with Megan Cooper, Project Analyst at the State Coastal Conservancy, about how coastal restoration provides benefits to the environment and the economy. Restored wetlands provide habitat for birds, nurseries for marine life, […]

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The unsung heroes of climate change

Posted on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 by

Rainforests are the poster child for conservation. They’re packed with charismatic wildlife and are essential for the health of the planet. Why wouldn’t you want to try to save them? But they are not the only ecosystems playing a crucial role on Earth. For example, did you know that 450 billion tonnes of carbon is […]

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Landowners Encouraged To Convert Old Farmland To Wetlands

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by

State officials want landowners to convert old farmland to wetlands. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. The government helps landowners install levees and plant native grasses and trees. It’s part of the national Farm Bill and is designed to restore and protect wetlands across the […]

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Are ‘Blue Carbon’ Projects a Win for the Climate and the People?

Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 by

The international push to protect blue carbon started around 2009, when the United Nations published a report pointing out that coastal ecosystems capture and store carbon far more efficiently than their drier counterparts. Mangroves and coastal wetlands, for instance, suck up about 10 times more carbon dioxide per acre per year than rainforests do, and store three […]

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Coastal Wetlands Save Millions In Storm Damage

Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 by

By Daniel Kelly on October 31, 2016 Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in collaboration with others from The Nature Conservancy and the Wildlife Conservation Society, have led an effort to calculate a monetary value for damage reductions provided by coastal wetlands during extreme storms. Their research has touched on a few of […]

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Why are wetlands important?

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by

Wetlands are important features in the landscape that provide numerous beneficial services for people and for fish and wildlife. Some of these services, or functions, include protecting and improving water quality, providing fish and wildlife habitats, storing floodwaters and maintaining surface water flow during dry periods. These valuable functions are the result of the unique natural […]

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Coastal Wetlands of the Great Lakes – Bringing People Together to Protect These Unmatched Natural Resources

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by

Sprinkled throughout the Great Lakes region, coastal wetlands provide much needed places for fish and wildlife to live. If you enjoy fishing or eating fish from the Great Lakes, or clean drinking water, you are connected to the Great Lakes and its surrounding coastal wetlands. Wetlands provide unequivocal services for people including flood control, […]

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