Coastal wetland acreage
GOAL: / METRIC: Coastal wetland acreage
Diverse & Resilient Wetlands: Acreage of Projects
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This metric is a snapshot of the acreage (area) of coastal wetlands that are currently in projects that will protect, restore or enhance wetlands, visible by state, lake, and other geographic filters.
Percent of Coastal Wetlands that are protected for each state or province in the Great Lakes Basin (except Québec, due to data limitations). The percentages vary from a high of 91% to a low of 4%, but the number of coastal wetland acres also varies widely. The five states with the highest total wetland acreage have protected between 37% and 54% of coastal wetlands, while Ontario has protected 17%.
Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Consortium 2004; Protected Areas Database of the United States 2018