Parallel grid ditches were dug in approximately 90% of mid-Atlantic and New England salt marshes in the 1920s through the 1940s. Today, managers must navigate the effects of past actions when making decisions about marsh hydrology and drainage that impact human health, ecosystem services, and marsh sustainability. Managers must also consider how stressors such as sea-level rise impact marshes. A collaborative research project helped to address this challenge by working iteratively with end user groups to develop a decision support tool for marsh hydrology management strategies that promote sustainability and delivery of valuable ecosystem services under future sea-level scenarios.
About this resource
The project team developed several videos to help explain the motivation for the project, the approach, and the decision support tool and its application.
- Project Intro Video - Describes the project motivation and goals from the perspective of a key end user at the Cape Cod Mosquito Control project and the project lead
- Video Recording of the Project Capstone Webinar - Includes project presentations and participant feedback