U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


People across the region, including scientists, mobilized to help coastal communities after Hurricane Sandy. Their mission was to investigate how to strengthen our natural defenses to storms.

Historic flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 revealed the danger of outdated bridges and culverts in New York. Today partners across the state are using collaborative resources to target these threats for the benefit of people, fish, and wildlife.

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.