Coastal Habitats and Waterbirds
USGS Part of New Federal Effort to Address Climate Change in the Chesapeake Watershed
The coastal areas of the Chesapeake provide habitats for fish and crabs, migratory waterfowl, and space where nearly 10 million people live, work, and recreate. The USGS efforts include assessing and forecasting risks to coastal areas from sea-level rise and development, and the associated threats to waterbirds. The findings are being used to inform restoration and climate-adaptation efforts.