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Integrating Science into Policy: Local Adaptation for Marsh Migration


2018-01-18 20:12:47
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Steve Walker(Principal Investigator), North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), 2018-01-18(creation), 2018-02-08(lastUpdate), 2015-02(Publication), Integrating Science into Policy: Local Adaptation for Marsh Migration


Tidal marshes serve a variety of important functions valued by Maine communities. Unfortunately, tidal marsh habitats are highly vulnerable to damage or loss from sea level rise. Scientists expect marsh habitats will be more frequently flooded in the future and marsh vegetation lost or significantly altered as a result. Salt marshes do, however, have the ability to ‘migrate’ landward with sea level rise-induced changes in shoreline position. The potential and ability for marsh migration is crucial to sustaining these important ecosystems and their functions for the future.Recognizing this, and with financial support from the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Collaborative (NALCC) and other sources, a team of Maine partners came [...]


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NALCC 2012-03 Final Report Local Adaptation for Marsh Migration.pdf
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This project, as documented in this final report, was intended to assist six towns in planning and preparing for sea-level rise.


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