Prioritizing Restoration and Conservation Efforts

Maryland officials participated in a NOAA training course and used the lessons learned to map the state’s ecological network and identified land with important ecological and biodiversity characteristics such as submerged aquatic vegetation, oyster bars, tidal wetlands, fish spawning and nursery areas, and shoreline buffers. This information is being used to prioritize restoration and conservation efforts. (2016)

Partners: Maryland’s Chesapeake and Coastal Program, Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration