Jacques Cousteau NERR, located in New Jersey, follows the same SWMP protocols as the rest of the nation’s 28 NERRS yet also retains its unique character.
Mission-Aransas NERR offers some bird watching unparalleled in the U.S. In addition to SWMP monitoring, Mission-Aransas also stays on top of HAB threats.
In addition to SWMP monitoring done by all NERRS, Sapelo Island NERR in Georgia has also been the home of some exceptional Lepidoptera research.
Experts call Muskegon Lake a “model Great Lakes estuary.” Two new studies detail its patterns of hypoxia and the ecological effects with unprecedented clarity.
Grand Bay NERR in Mississippi provides abundant wildlife and data for an intrepid SWMP Coordinator. But a phosphate factory neighbor poses challenges.
Waquoit Bay NERR researchers use SWMP protocols, YSI sondes to keep track of the changing bay. Waquoit also boasts the rare New England cottontail rabbit.
Wells NERR has undergone many changes, but the unfailing support of local Maine citizens has always remained the same.
Chesapeake Bay (Maryland) NERR’s environmental monitoring efforts are supported by many organizations including the University of Maryland and NOAA.
Tijuana River is not your typical NERR. The place where desert meets ocean meets freshwater is also home to Ridgway’s rails, halibut nurseries and more.
Standard SWMP monitoring and special monitoring help to keep tabs on the conditions and creatures of this fascinating, well-cared-for Florida NERR.
Elkhorn Slough NERR in California is home to some special salamanders, frogs, shorebirds and more. Volunteers help gather valuable Slough wildlife data.
St. Louis River imbues Lake Superior NERR with its unique character. Monitoring includes SWMP, keeping an eye on purple loosestrife and other issues.
ACE Basin’s short nosed sturgeon, wood storks, loggerhead turtles and other life are monitored regularly; a fleet of sondes provides water quality data.
The extreme weather caused by climate change means disruptions in fouling communities in urban estuaries, and new threats from invasive species.
A major report on the Narragansett Bay Watershed shows improved water quality but serious concerns about climate change that must be addressed.
The Zoological Society of London is digging into the forgotten urban ecosystem of the River Thames, and finding seahorses are permanent residents there.
Research on duckweed, a small aquatic plant, shows that it can remove contaminants from slow-moving water and then be used to feed livestock.
Scientists at Florida International University have put a price tag on the carbon of mangroves in Everglades National Park, about $2 to $3.4 billion.
CH2M Hill and Goodyear, Ariz., have completed a project using constructed wetlands to successfully remove reverse osmosis concentrate before discharge.
Scientists at University of California, Santa Cruz, led an effort to calculate a monetary value for storm damage reductions provided by coastal wetlands.