The Long Island Sound Eelgrass Management and Restoration Strategy provides guidance for short and long-term actions that should be taken to manage and restore eelgrass meadows in Long Island Sound and act as a resource for other estuaries in the region facing similar issues. The strategy is a living document, meaning that as new research, resources, and information becomes available, the gaps and required actions may change. It was developed by the EPA Long Island Sound Office in collaboration with the Long Island Sound Study and local expert and stakeholder input. The strategy document is available in a PDF format.
The story map focuses on eelgrass, the underwater seagrass found along the coast in the eastern areas of Long Island Sound. It is a vitally important species for aquatic life, but it faces natural and human threats to survive. Click or tap the image to see the story map on the ArcGIS website or find it here.