Partnerships are central to Habitat Focus Areas. By bringing together the diverse expertise of NOAA and our partners, Habitat Focus Areas (HFAs) are conducting new research, developing tools to inform management decisions, and working with local communities. Sea Grant—a Federal-University partnership between NOAA and 33 programs based at universities across […]
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NOAA announces $1.2 million in funding for habitat restoration in seven Habitat Focus Areas. Investing in habitat restoration and recovery projects leads to real, lasting differences for communities, businesses, and the environment. Project awards were selected through a competitive process in fiscal year 2017, and are receiving additional funding in […]
Will declining water quality impact local Biscayne Bay businesses? A recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Miami suggests that degraded water quality conditions change how people use the bay, with significant implications for the local economy. Biscayne Bay, which shares its shoreline with the Miami urban area, […]
As the seasons change from summer to fall, we reflect back on the summer accomplishments of NOAA’s network of Habitat Focus Areas (HFAs). HFAs tackle a wide range of habitat issues including reducing sediment runoff, improving coral health, restoring salmon habitat, preventing the spread of invasive species, reducing nutrient inputs, […]
NOAA is recommending $1.2 million in funding for habitat restoration in eight Habitat Focus Areas. These new projects will educate coastal residents, restore habitats, and support sustainable fisheries and resilient communities. NOAA’s Habitat Focus Areas, which fall under the NOAA Habitat Blueprint, are targeted places where NOAA is partnering to […]