Salt Marsh Resilience to Sea Level Rise
NOAA Office for Coastal Management, National Estuarine Research Reserve System
Tidal marshes are valuable natural infrastructure with many benefits. This geodatabase ranks the resilience of salt marshes using metrics associated with current marsh conditions, vulnerability to sea level rise, and potential for adaptation. These landscape-scale rankings can be used to identify marsh areas that are the most vulnerable or adaptable to rising seas—critical information for efforts to conserve, restore, or study tidal marshes around the country. This information can be used nationally, regionally, or at the state scale.