River Corridor Assessment for the North Atlantic Region
What constitutes a river corridor?
An urgent need exists to uniformly assess river corridors, including floodplains, and to prioritize areas for protection across the North Atlantic landscape. In this project, we will develop a multi-layered river corridor assessment method and conservation prioritization toolkit based on ecologic integrity, geomorphic processes, flood extents in a changing climate, and existing cultural resources.
See UMass press release on this project
US Fish and Wildlife Service North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
What we Learned