U.S. FWS Coastal Program report sheds light on another successful year of restoration

By Daniel Hayden For many of us summer and the shore go together like cake and ice cream or a rod and a reel.  Our shores are more than just a place to recreate, though. They also protect us from storms and floods, while providing critical habitat for marine life, waterfowl, and diverse plant communities. These unique…

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Changing the Tide: Environmental Justice Integrations within Coastal Conservation

Reflections on a Summer with Restore America’s Estuaries By Liz Plascencia (she/they) Home is where the Pacific envelops the rugged coastal cliffs and sloping valleys of California. The roaring swells, salty sweet air, and high tide line of kelp fronds are the foundations of my childhood. My fondest memories were…

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Invasive species and their threat to native flora and fauna

By Cassidy McGurk Since settlers first laid foot on American soil, they’ve brought with them invasive plants and animals. Some had a function, such as livestock or sport (brown trout), which have become successful economic and cultural drivers. Others, like pilewort, Russian olive, and day lilies, were brought for aesthetics, such as…

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IPCC global warming report underscores need for urgent estuary climate action

By Rob Shane Today, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a dire warning on the status of human-induced climate change. The latest report, the Summary for Policymakers, is the first in a series under the Sixth Assessment Report that was produced by the world’s leading climate…

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RAE Welcomes Dr. Philip McAdoo as Inclusive Coasts Initiative Senior Advisor

In 2019, Restore America’s Estuaries updated its strategic plan to include a new core pillar explicitly focused on the need to change and expand how estuary and coastal conservation is practiced: We aim to engage a broader, more inclusive community to increase the scale of our efforts and achieve big…

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