Treasuring the Choptank: Residents and Scientists Envision a Healthier Chesapeake Bay
On Maryland's Eastern Shore, NOAA and partners are conducting science, restoring habitat, and working with community organizations to help residents develop and implement their vision for a healthy Choptank River.
Habitat Restoration at NOAA: 25 Years
Restoring wetlands, rivers, or corals reefs from natural or human-induced degradation is the focus of NOAA's Restoration Center, which is celebrating it's 25th year in existence.
Repairing the Reef: West Hawai’i Focuses on Habitat
On Hawai’i Island, NOAA is partnering with The Nature Conservancy, local communities, government agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses to restore habitat and improve coral reef health along with other natural and cultural resources.
Discover the Deep-Sea Corals of Maine
Scientists with NOAA Fisheries discover deep-sea coral gardens close to shore (25 miles) and shallow (700 feet). Unknown until 2014, these Gulf of Maine spots abound with corals, cod, and a snapping goosefish. Look out!
Restoring Native Shellfish: The Kenneth K. Chew Shellfish Hatchery
The Olympia oyster is the only oyster species native to the Pacific Northwest coast of the U.S. Populations are down and habitat is depleted for these oysters, and this new native shellfish hatchery has come online to help recover their populations.
Healthy Habitat: The Foundation of America's Seafood and Fisheries
Healthy habitat is the foundation of our nation's seafood and fisheries. Habitat provides important feeding and breeding grounds for fish and protected species and without healthy habitat, we cannot sustain the fisheries that will feed Americans now.
A River Reborn: Restoring Salmon Habitat Along the Duwamish River
The Boeing Company worked with NOAA under a Natural Resource Damage Assessment to restore habitat harmed by historical industrial activities on the Lower Duwamish River. Learn how the project will benefit the community, fish, and wildlife.
Renewed Passage: Buzzards Bay to the Acushnet River
Learn how NOAA Fisheries and its partners installed a "nature-like" fishway on the Acushnet River in Massachusetts to improve habitat and help migrating herring access prime spawning grounds.
Restoring Fisheries Through Habitat Restoration
Part of restoring commercially and recreationally important fish populations happens through restoring the habitat of those species. Repairing degraded fish habitat is the specialty of NOAA's Restoration Center.
Salmon Bring a Better Life to Eastern Washington
In the Northwest, local governments and stakeholders have realized that salmon recovery is a shared responsibility. Together, NOAA and the Snake River Salmon Recovery Board are working to improve habitat, restore salmon, and help the local economy.
Restoring the Elwha
Get a closer look at the large-scale restoration efforts and science behind the largest dam removal in U.S. history, which began in 2011 on the Elwha River in Washington State. How do NOAA Fisheries scientists prepare for and measure the changes?
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