- The Coastal Assembly promotes the conservation, restoration and management of Great Lakes coastal wetland habitats with an emphasis on supporting self-sustaining populations of diverse native species.
- This strategy includes active management to ensure that habitats and ecosystems are functioning well enough to meet the needs of native species.
Goals Linked to this strategy
Our Goals 1 and 2 both align with this strategy.
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
- Many native wetland species are faced with threats related to outside factors such as [habitat loss, changes in water connectivity, drainage from agriculture or development, invasive species, or other factors that impede the ability of coastal wetlands to function at their natural capacity. [insert examples].
- Conservation, management and restoration of coastal wetlands with mindful attention to the needs of native species can give them the best possible chance to succeed and recover.
Metrics for this strategy
At this time we are reporting on 4 metrics related to this strategy: native coastal wetland species and coastal wetland protection.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is a multi-agency collaboration that provides funding to federal agencies that work to protect and restore the Great Lakes. Both United States and Canadian agencies have been the recipients of GLRI funding across a broad scope of projects.
The GLRI Action Plan III for fiscal years 2020-2024 focuses on five important categories:
The mission of Sustain Our Great Lakes (SOGL) is to sustain, restore and protect fish, wildlife, and habitat in the Great Lakes basin by leveraging funding, building conservation capacity, and focusing partners and resources toward key ecological issues. Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the program receives funding and other support from ArcelorMittal, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service.