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Both sound science and meaningful community engagement are critical to creating resilient coastlines given that important natural resources and high population densities coexist in these areas. Salt marshes and sand dunes provide important benefits to the people who live near them, such as mitigating flood impacts, when the condition of the ecosystem is robust enough to support such functions. To enhance the ability of these systems to perform ecosystem services, the goals of this project were to 1. Empower landowners to sustainably manage their own property to support coastal ecosystems and the benefits they provide, 2. Restore eroded sand dunes to increase resilience, and 3. Monitor change in sand dune and salt marsh systems to understand coastal ecosystem condition and response to storms and sea level rise. The status and results of activities for each of eight tasks is outlined and presented with data, as appropriate.


Jackson Estuarine Laboratory

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NH Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program

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