The following links are provided to help municipal and other community leaders who are working to manage and protect the Great Marsh:
The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management's Wetlands Restoration Program (WRP) together with numerous partners has completed the Draft Great Marsh Coastal Wetlands Restoration Plan (Draft Plan) as a tool to help communities in the Great Marsh region identify and restore degraded and former coastal wetland habitats. The Draft Plan presents maps and descriptions of 121 potential and completed salt marsh restoration sites in the Great Marsh. Served from the internet, the Plan will be updated and expanded to provide timely information on site status and progress, and to incorporate new restoration opportunities as they emerge. In the future, as additional resources become available, WRP may incorporate information on additional habitat restoration types, such as eelgrass, coastal buffers, and anadromous fish runs.
The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment is committed to facilitating regional information exchange and knowledge sharing among people engaged in coastal and marine management. This function is particularly important because in the Gulf of Maine region management responsibility is divided among numerous government agencies in two countries, three states, and two provinces.
The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge uses a variety of management practices and restoration techniques to help wildlife and restore ecosystem integrity and function. The refuge also conducts research studies to better understand wildlife population dynamics, wildlife/habitat interaction, and address uncertainties in our management. While visiting the refuge you may see some of the following management techniques and studies in action.
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