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This toolkit includes practices that have been applied to support wetland management for climate adaptation objectives.
“Blue carbon” is the type of carbon that is stored by coastal wetland vegetation such as mangroves, seagrasses and salt marsh grasses. While protection and restoration of coastal ecosystems has a relatively low global mitigation potential due to their small distribution, these ecosystems can store carbon at high rates per hectare.
The coastal blue carbon manual aims to provide standardized methods for field measurements and analysis of blue carbon stocks and flux in coastal ecosystems.
The National Wetlands Inventory uses topographical maps to show wetlands and deepwater habitats.
Land cover maps depict where and how much of a region is covered by forests, wetlands, development, and other natural and man-made features. Documenting changes in the landscape can alert communities to emerging trends, information that is useful when predicting and assessing cumulative impacts in the light of climate stressors, such as sea level rise.
This publication provides case studies and geospatial best practices for incorporating sea level rise into wetland conservation priorities to support adaptation.
The Wetland and Stream Mitigation: A Handbook for Land Trusts was created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Law Institute and the Land Trust Alliance to provide land trusts with a starting point for understanding the opportunities and liabilities associated with taking on a compensatory mitigation project
Avoiding coastal wetland conversion and enhanced management can be low-cost climate mitigation pathways, leading to reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Wetlands restoration efforts on this working farm protect human land uses and improve the surrounding slough system.