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Researcher in a lab

Staff analyze seagrass samples to determine their health.

  • Ecosystem Science

    Ensures science-based management by providing resource mapping, modeling, monitoring, research and scientific oversight. This enables decision-makers to more effectively prioritize restoration and resource protection goals.
Posts in a marsh
  • Resource Management

    Addresses how the St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve and its resources are managed. Resource management is physically done on the resources for which the preserve has direct management responsibility, and by influencing the activities of others within and adjacent to the area and to its watershed.
Sea turtle Nesting Area sign
  • Education and Outreach

    The essential tools to increase public awareness and promote informed stewardship by local communities. Includes both on and off-site education and training activities.
Seagrass Scarring

Well-marked channels can help prevent seagrass scarring.

  • Public Use

    Public use management focuses on providing public recreational opportunities which are compatible with resource management objectives.
Vehicle tracks on sand dunes

Beach erosion threatens one of the most important resources for people and wildlife.

  • Issues

    The St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve management efforts have been in direct response to its local issues. Issues based management is a means through which any number of partners may become involved in addressing an issue.
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Last updated: December 06, 2016

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