• 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.

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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.

Wetland breeding birds

Wetland breeding amphibians

Total acreage of coastal wetlands protected, restored or enhanced

Percent of coastal wetlands protected

Related Investments

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

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: