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.

Click on one of the cards below to learn more about the metrics identified by the Assembly.

Coastal wetland function, type, and extent

A resilient system of Great Lakes coastal wetlands with diverse wetland type representation having hydrologic and other wetland processes within the natural range of variability.

  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