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Celebrating Habitat Month 2022: Healthy Habitat, Resilient Infrastructure

The following is a cross-post from NOAA Fisheries

We are excited to kick off Habitat Month at NOAA Fisheries. All month long, we will share our incredible habitat conservation efforts through our website and social media. The theme this year is "Healthy Habitat, Resilient Infrastructure”! Learn more about the role of healthy habitat in building coastal resilience. We’ll also talk about how restoring habitat for our nation’s fisheries and protected resources also strengthens the resilience of coastal communities and ecosystems.

Efforts like restoring coastal wetlands and removing outdated dams can improve coastal resilience. They help communities recover from and adapt to the impacts of extreme weather and climate change. All month long, we will highlight a variety of different habitat conservation projects and products. Follow us here and on Twitter (@NOAAHabitat, #HabitatMonth).  Also, be sure to stay up-to-date by becoming a HabitatNews subscriber. Help spread the word about the importance of habitat conservation in making an impact for coastal ecosystems and communities.

Long-Term Monitoring Highlights Continued Recovery of Roanoke River Fish and Mussel Populations

Eighteen years after restoring flow to an important section of the Roanoke River, populations of key species—including the American eel and beneficial freshwater mussels—are growing.

Learn more about work to recover river fish and mussel populations.

Two Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Funding Opportunities Open Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, One Focused on Underserved Communities

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law presents an once-in-a-generation opportunity for NOAA to continue making an impact for coastal ecosystems and communities.

Learn more about two habitat restoration and coastal resilience funding opportunities open under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Two Fish Passage Funding Opportunities Open Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, One Focused on Indian Tribes

NOAA is seeking proposals for fish passage projects that will remove in-stream barriers to reopen migratory pathways and restore access to healthy habitat for fish around the country.

Learn more about two fish passage funding opportunities open under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Habitat Restoration Projects Offer Protection from Flooding

Two habitat restoration projects supported by NOAA Fisheries are featured in a new resource highlighting nature-based solutions for flooding.

Learn more about habitat restoration projects offer protection from flooding

Building Community Resilience Through Habitat Restoration

Habitat restoration projects can help protect the safety and well-being of coastal communities by buffering shorelines from erosion, reducing flooding, and removing potentially hazardous structures.

Building community resilience through habitat restoration

Nominate an Outstanding Steward in Marine, Coastal, or Riverine Habitat Conservation

The Dr. Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award nomination period is open until August 1, 2022.

Nominate an outstanding steward in marine, coastal, or riverine habitat conservation

Follow Along as NOAA’s Largest Wetland Restoration Project Creates Marsh in Louisiana

A team is constructing nearly 1,200 acres of marsh in Upper Barataria Basin that will support fish and wildlife and help reduce the effects of future storms.

NOAA's largest wetland restoration project creates marsh in Louisiana

Interns Dive into Chesapeake Science, Policy

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office once again welcomes summer interns, who contribute to our efforts to protect and restore the Bay while gaining valuable experience.

Summer interns dive into Chesapeake Bay science, policy, and more.

Video: Powderhorn Lake Habitat Restoration

Watch the video below to learn how NOAA and partners are working through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to restore wetlands and improve fish passage at Powderhorn Lake in Illinois.

Learn more about Powderhorn Lake Habitat Restoration

Infographic: The Value of Habitat Conservation

NOAA works to protect and restore marine and coastal habitat to sustain fisheries, recover protected species, and maintain resilient coastal ecosystems and communities.

Explore the value of habitat conservation

Reopening Rivers to Migratory Fish in the Northeast

Our interactive story map highlights how NOAA and partners’ work reopening rivers in the Northeast helps benefit fisheries and communities.

Explore the story map of reopening rivers to migratory fish in the Northeast

Click here for more information.