National Program Results
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NEPs have made substantial progress in protecting and restoring habitats in their estuaries. The habitat efforts carried out by the NEPs and their partners have yielded measurable environmental results. Not only do these projects improve coastal habitats directly, but the water quality in these estuaries, their wetlands, and rivers and streams, thereby benefiting birds, shellfish, and other species living there.
National Estuary Programs restored and protected over 1.3 million acres since 2000. Annual acreage numbers vary due to many factors such as funds available, weather conditions, negotiations with land owners, length of time to get a permit, and availability of plant materials among many others.
Total Year 2009 Habitat Efforts
Total Acreage: 125,409.59
Total Year 2008 Habitat Efforts
Total Acreage: 83,490.27
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Total Year 2000 Habitat Efforts