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If you happened to be at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge just before the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Joaquin, you would have witnessed coastal resilience science in action.

Proving that you can’t judge a bird by its cover, scientists are studying areas in the marshes of New England where closely related sparrow species are interbreeding where their ranges overlap. Cross into the hybrid zone.

Emerging science tools from Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture and others are helping inform efforts to conserve brook trout for future generations.