Like many coastal communities, the City of Homer is experiencing the mixed blessings of growth. While development can have positive economic impacts, it also taxes municipal resources and affects quality of life.
In the mid-1800s, more than 7,000 acres of tidal marsh thrived in Washington’s Padilla Bay. Today there are fewer than 220. With $2.3 million in NOAA funding, the Padilla Bay Reserve …
According to the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report, past carbon emissions are making it more likely that we will see two feet of sea level rise along the U.S. coastline before 2100.
Along Oregon’s Coquille River, smallmouth bass are having an outsized impact on the beloved—and beleaguered—Chinook salmon. These nonnative fish prey on juvenile salmon and generally outcompete the Chinook for survival in a changing ecosystem.
According to the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report, sea level rise will create a profound shift in coastal flooding over the next 30 years.
2023 closed on a bright note for all of us who love estuaries! In December, Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Brian Mast (R-FL) reintroduced the Resilient Coasts and Estuaries Act.