NFWF Grant Profile

Conservation Program(s):
National Coastal Resilience Fund
Project Title: Restoring hydrologic connectivity of mangrove wetlands to improve habitat resilience in Florida
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
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Design two mangrove habitat restoration projects in Collier County, that will restore the ability of these habitats to buffer against sea level rise and storm effects as well as protecting coastal communities and recreational fisheries. Project will include wetland characterization, sensitive species surveys, historic imagery review, hydrological monitoring, tidal conditions assessments, wildlife evaluations, and overall preliminary habitat restoration designs.

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Located within the boundaries of RBNERR in Naples, FL, MSL is located on the north side of Mainsail Drive, and runs along the entire length of the road; SIR, runs east/west bisecting a natural mangrove wetland. These projects will restore natural hydrology to 1,000 acres of mangrove wetlands.