Figure : ecosystem-restoration

Ecosystem Restoration

Figure 25.6

This figure appears in chapter 25 of the Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment report.

A coastal ecosystem restoration project in New York City integrates revegetation (a form of green infrastructure) with bulkheads and riprap (gray or built infrastructure). Investments in coastal ecosystem conservation and restoration can protect coastal waterfronts and infrastructure, while providing additional benefits, such as habitat for commercial and recreational fish, birds, and other animal and plant species, that are not offered by built infrastructure. (Photo credit: Department of City Planning, New York City, reprinted with permission).

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