Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge UVVR
The Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware is the site of a $40 million tidal marsh restoration project—one of the largest restoration projects ever in the eastern U.S. With this project, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aims to restore 4,000 acres of highly damaged tidal marsh and barrier beaches to improve the ability of the marshes to withstand future storms, hurricanes, and sea-level rise and improve habitats for migratory birds and other wildlife. Restoration construction began in 2013 and was completed in 2016. Now, the USFWS is conducting ongoing monitoring of the restoration site and can use the UVVR data to track post-restoration success.