Coastal Impoundment Vulnerability and Resilience Project
The Coastal Impoundment Vulnerability and Resilience Project (CIVRP), funded by the Department of the Interior via the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, aims to map and catalog all state, federal, and privately owned coastal impoundments from Virginia to Maine. In addition, we are compiling information on the ecological and societal services provided by these sites and assessing their vulnerability to sea level rise. We will develop a ranking of impoundments based on metrics related to their ecological value, importance to human populations, and potential for maintaining their structural integrity. The project is a cooperative effort of a diverse team of partners including researchers from New Jersey Audubon, National Wildlife Federation, Conservation Management Institute (Virginia Tech), Princeton Hydro, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Learn more.