Scientific Innovation Helps Pacific Wetlands Adapt to Sea Level Rise

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U.S. Geological Survey scientists collaborated with partners to develop an innovative new tool to help resource managers prepare Pacific coastal wetlands for rising sea levels. 
 

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Narrator - U.S. Geological Survey scientists collaborated with partners to develop an innovative new tool to help resource managers prepare Pacific coastal wetlands for rising sea levels.

Scientist - Wetlands are an important habitat for both fish and wildlife and they also provide this unique ability to act as sponges and absorb water from storms and sea level rise so they’re really important to study and learn more about.

Narrator -The study results project that future wetland loss from sea-level rise will vary by estuary and the rate of sea level rise and that the projected loss of tidal wetlands is highest in the latter part of the 21st century and under the highest rates of for rising sea levels.

Scientist calling out numbers

Narrator - This new research offers a modeling tool to resource managers that gives insight into a range of futures for Pacific tidal wetlands and can help resource managers plan for these possible future scenarios that may help preserve these important ecosystems for human and wildlife communities.