Casco Bay News

With funding from the Maine Coastal Program and the Environmental Protection Agency, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership staff completed a detailed analysis of the impact of sea level rise on coastal wetlands along the shore of Casco Bay. The information was gathered and shared in order to help municipal staff and decision makers understand the potential impacts of sea level rise and to provide science-based projections to inform policy. As part of this process, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership also provided a detailed analysis of 15 priority restoration sites where tidal flow is now restricted. Tidal flow restoration is viewed by scientists as critical for giving marshes a fighting chance to persist in response to sea level rise. Click here for more information and to download the reports.

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