Coastal marshes provide critical services to both people and wildlife, according to biologist Matt Whitbeck. Credit: Steve Droter

“Going beyond the biological diversity argument, these salt marshes are the foundation of the food web that supports recreational fisheries, commercial fisheries, water purification, flood protection,” says Matt Whitbeck. “These coastal marshes provide some really critical ecosystem services to the human community.” Credit: Steve Droter

Coastal marshes provide critical services to both people and wildlife, according to biologist Matt Whitbeck. Credit: Steve Droter

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