The Great Lakes Coastal Assembly – through Blue Accounting – is tracking coastal wetland health to better understand our collective progress towards shared goals. These goals and their associated metrics were identified collaboratively by the Assembly.

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Support diverse wetland types that are resilient and adaptable to changing conditions

A resilient system of Great Lakes coastal wetlands that is able to function within an extended range of variability, supports diversity of wetland types throughout the region, and adapts to changing climatic and hydrologic conditions.

  1. Objective: reach Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) action plan II and III annual coastal wetland acreage target values
    • Metric: total coastal wetland acreage protected, enhanced, or restored by GLRI projects