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Cameron Meadows Project to Rebuild Hundreds of Acres of Marsh in Louisiana

An additional $1.2 million in funding will support an effort underway to rebuild more than 300 acres of marsh habitat and help protect local communities from storms and flooding.
July 26, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Aerial image of wetlands, open water, and containment dikes Aerial photo of the 308-acre marsh creation area at Cameron Meadows. The containment dikes have been constructed and the marsh fill will commence in September 2021. Credit: Lonnie G. Harper & Associates, Inc.

Shasta River Habitat Restoration Builds Salmon’s Resilience to Rising Temperatures

A NOAA-supported project in California restores high-quality, cold-water habitat for salmon, boosting their resilience to rising temperatures due to climate change.
July 21, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Two people in construction hats and vests working in a field in front of a piece of heavy machinery Fence installation along a tributary of the Shasta River. Credit: Erika Nortemann.

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

Dive into Habitat Month and learn more about the role and connection of healthy coastal habitats to our nation’s communities and ecosystems as our climate changes.
July 20, 2021 - Feature Story ,
jmilisen_coralreef.jpg A lively reef in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, Hawaii (Baker Island). Credit: Jeff Milisen.

$8.3 Million in Funding Recommended for Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Projects

Funding for 23 ongoing habitat restoration projects will support productive and sustainable fisheries, healthy ecosystems, and resilient communities across the nation.
July 15, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Two excavators on a barge floating in the water Excavators deposit limestone marl into Pamlico Sound in North Carolina to form the base of oyster habitat. Credit: North Carolina Coastal Federation.

Preserving 1,700 Acres of Habitat to Increase Cape Fear River Basin Resiliency

North Carolina’s Cape Fear River and connected waterways were exposed to hazardous waste. Now NOAA and partners are finding ways to restore impacted areas by purchasing and preserving habitats—leading to increased community and climate resilience.
July 09, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Tidal Forested Wetlands and other vegetation along a shoreline in the Lower Cape Fear River basin. Tidal forested wetlands are included in some of the land acquired in the Cape Fear River basin. Credit: North Carolina Coastal Land Trust

Building Community Resilience Through Habitat Restoration

Habitat restoration projects can help protect the safety and well-being of coastal communities by buffering shorelines from erosion, reducing flooding, and removing potentially hazardous structures.
July 07, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Aerial photo of two excavators digging in a wetland Restoration work underway at Smith Island in Washington’s Snohomish Estuary. Credit: Snohomish County Surface Water Management.

How Habitat Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Connected

Why reconnect with habitat? Because it’s good for all of us—healthy habitat leads to improved mental and physical well-being and can inspire us to be better stewards of the environment.
July 31, 2020 - Feature Story ,

Celebrating Habitat Month 2020: Reconnecting with Habitat!

Dive into Habitat Month and learn how NOAA supports healthy habitat.
Turek Coonamessett River and Wetland Restoration Falmouth MA_750x500.jpg

Meet Renee Eaton, GIS Developer for NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation

Renee Eaton is a GIS Developer for NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation. Learn more about her work.
July 29, 2020 - Feature Story ,