Numerous factors contributed to the decline of North Carolina’s oyster population over the past 100 years, but building new oyster reefs is part of the ongoing restoration.
The Division of Marine Fisheries has created a new type of shellfish permit that allows oysters grown on leases to be used in habitat restoration.
Audubon North Carolina has completed its first phase of oyster reef restoration the lower Cape Fear River to help restore bird and fish habitat and improve water quality.
More than $12 million worth of habitat restoration projects have been identified in the first phase of a plan to offset environmental damage at the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. site in Navassa.
Nine coastal resiliency projects in North Carolina have been awarded funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund launched in August 2019.
Beaufort recently announced its support of a new, detailed plan for removing and preventing debris such as dock materials and derelict boats in town waters.
The first of its kind for the state, the North Carolina Marine Debris Action Plan released earlier this month is a coordinated effort to prevent and remove marine debris along the state’s coast.
Susan Hill, co-owner of Down East Mariculture in Carteret County, explains how her oyster nursery helps marine life, honors local history and supports the community.
State parks, community organizations and local governments are collecting natural Christmas trees free of decorations to help with dune stabilization.
“How much does a living shoreline cost?” isn’t just the first question, it’s the question that dominates the living shoreline conversation, and the answer isn’t all that straightforward.
Recycled oyster shells can be used to help buffer shorelines from erosion, promote habitat restoration and provide a foundation for rebuilding oyster populations in N.C. waters.
Field trips that kicked off a recent technical workshop on living shorelines provided a glimpse of the evolving technology to restore marsh habitat and guard against erosion.
A national group that works to restore natural habitat has created a map intended to help other advocates reconnect large, undeveloped East Coast areas to protect wildlife.
The state Clean Water Management Trust Fund has awarded Cedar Point more than $1 million to help pay for 56 acres on the White Oak River to be used as a park.
The state has approved the Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan, an effort to address water quality and flooding issues that’s taken more than two years to develop.
Work is wrapping up this week on a three-year habitat restoration project in Pamlico Sound that’s intended as an insurance policy for the state’s oyster population.