U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


Coastal marshes at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Credit: Kelly Fike/USFWS

What value does a marsh have for public safety, tourism and recreation? A coalition of coastal towns is finding out by incorporating nature-based solutions in their community planning efforts.

volunteer planting day at Pond Lily dam

After enduring years of repeated flooding to homes and businesses, one urban community is optimistic that dam removal will help.

oyster castles at Chincoteague NWR

New oyster babies (called spat) will soon be making their homes in castles at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, thanks to the help of volunteers and partners. Find out why oysters need castles, and why we need the oysters.