From working together to set priorities, to implementing management actions, stakeholders are employing a variety of strategies to protect and conserve coastal wetlands.

Coastal wetlands are under stress from non-native species, nutrient pollution and other chemical runoff, shoreline modifications, impoundments and barriers to natural water flows, urban expansion, and climate change.

To tackle these issues, theĀ Great Lakes Coastal Assembly is harnessing the capacity of stakeholder collaboration. The Working Group is addressing critical science needs, fostering information transfer, and promoting actions in critical places with the following strategies: