Report – sea level rise and local wetlands management

A recent paper published in Environmental Research Letters describes work to bring land use planners from 100 local governments along the Atlantic coast to create maps distinguishing lands likely to be protected from lands likely to be given up to the rising sea.  From the abstract:   “Based on…land use plans, we estimate that almost 60% of the land below 1 m along the US Atlantic Coast is expected to be developed and thus unavailable for the inland migration of wetlands. Less than 10% of the land below 1 m has been set aside for conservation.” The full report, including maps, is available online.

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