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

Lead Investigators:
Christine Hatch
John Gartner

US Fish and Wildlife Service North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Project Summary


What we Learned