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The Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners, including The Conservation Fund, are raising the level of a salt marsh at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge to help it keep pace with sea-level rise and continue to provide wildlife habitat and protection for private property.

Two studies funded through Hurricane Sandy relief aid are helping land managers understand the importance of local nesting habitat within the broader range of the piping plover, which is on the Federal Threatened and Endangered Species List.

Rhode Island’s rivers, which have been used and abused in the past, are gaining new life as dams are removed and disposal practices change. This is good news for wildlife and people alike.