Modeling sea level rise impacts to Oregon's tidal wetlands

"Tidal wetlands are important habitats for salmon and a diversity of other fish and wildlife species. They also trap sediment, buffer coastal communities from flooding and erosion, and perform other valued ecosystem services. Tidal wetlands currently exist just at and above sea level, and healthy tidal wetlands are able to adapt to slow sea level changes. But if sea level rises too fast, tidal wetland plant communities may not be able to persist at their current locations. To survive, these plants may have to move to areas of higher elevation. These higher areas are called "landward migration zones" ("LMZs"); they are potential future tidal wetlands under sea level rise ("SLR"). This project modeled and prioritized these LMZs"--Project summary., prepared by Laura S. Brophy and Michael J. Ewald (Estuary Technical Group, Institute for Applied Ecology, Corvallis, Oregon) ; with assistance from Fran Recht (Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission) ; prepared for MidCoast Watersheds Council, Newport, Oregon, Title from PDF caption (viewed on February 11, 2022), This archived document is maintained by the State Library of Oregon. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes, Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-35), Funded by Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Funded by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program, Mode of access: Internet from the State Library of Oregon Oregoniana Collection, Text in English
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Abstract/Description: "Tidal wetlands are important habitats for salmon and a diversity of other fish and wildlife species. They also trap sediment, buffer coastal communities from flooding and erosion, and perform other valued ecosystem services. Tidal wetlands currently exist just at and above sea level, and healthy tidal wetlands are able to adapt to slow sea level changes. But if sea level rises too fast, tidal wetland plant communities may not be able to persist at their current locations. To survive, these plants may have to move to areas of higher elevation. These higher areas are called "landward migration zones" ("LMZs"); they are potential future tidal wetlands under sea level rise ("SLR"). This project modeled and prioritized these LMZs"--Project summary.
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Sea level -- Oregon -- Pacific Coast -- Mathematical models
Salt marsh ecology -- Oregon -- Pacific Coast -- Evaluation
Date Issued: December 1, 2017