Blue Accounting is working with the Great Lakes Coastal Assembly (The Assembly) to deliver the data and the context needed to make informed decisions about coastal wetland management.  Blue Accounting supports the Assembly in tracking coastal wetland restoration, enhancement, and protection efforts in the Great Lakes Basin.


of coastal wetlands have been lost since turn of 20th century 


acres of wetlands protected, restored or enhanced from 2010-2019

$150 Million +

invested in coastal wetlands since 2010

Download the Blue Accounting Coastal Wetlands fact sheet here

The Assembly has developed goals for a resilient system of Great Lakes coastal wetlands. These include wetlands that: 

  • Goal 1: Support a sustainable assemblage of native species, including priority species
  • Goal 2: Support diverse wetland types that are resilient and adaptable to changing conditions
  • Goal 3: Support sustainable economic and social benefits complementary to ecological benefits

As a result:

  • Goal 4: People in the Great Lakes recognize benefits of, and engage in the protection, restoration and conservation of, coastal wetlands

More About Coastal Wetlands

How We Collaborate

Blue Accounting works closely with the Great Lakes Coastal Assembly to develop shared goals and metrics, and to track investments and progress towards those benchmarks.

Who’s Involved

The Great Lakes Coastal Assembly, formerly the Coastal Conservation Working Group of the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative, is a cross-agency team working together to conserve and restore lands and waters in the critically important coastal zones of the Great Lakes.

Where We Work

The Assembly is currently focused on coastal wetlands from Saginaw Bay to Sandusky Bay in western Lake Erie, but represents managers and practitioners from across the Great Lakes basin.