U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region



Today we’re sharing updates from our partners NJ Audubon and Larry Niles, a private wildlife biologist blogging on the ongoing Stone Harbor Point project in southern New Jersey to restore 20 acres of habitat for piping plovers, American oystercatchers, red knots and other shorebirds.

Martha Naley with colleague Carl Schwartz at John’s Brook restoration site, Essex County, NY

In the first in a series of profiles focusing on the people behind the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s collaborative efforts to build a stronger Atlantic Coast, Service biologist Martha Naley discusses how federal funding for Hurricane Sandy recovery is helping to support a range of projects involving dam removal, flood resiliency and stream restoration.

Work at one of the restored beaches, Kimbles Beach. A wheel loader fills the rubber-tracked dump truck. Credit: Eric Schrading/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Today we’re sharing a post from GeoSpace by Kate Wheeling about the successful $1.65 million project to restore Sandy-affected beaches on Cape May’s inner shoreline, work that reinforced some of the most critically important stopover habitat for migrating shorebirds in Delaware Bay.


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