Along the Atlantic and Gulf Coast, sea level rise is accelerating the rate by which forests are vanishing – leaving remnant blocks of trees called “ghost forests.” The Delmarva Peninsula is ground-zero for this environmental threat, resulting in the disappearance of its tidal marsh habitat and coastal forests. In 2022, the visibly altered landscape of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and the Chesapeake Bay is a central issue for the strategic long term planning of not-for-profits, Maryland’s state government and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Innovation supported by partnerships has spurred a new approach toward land conservation in this region, hopefully allowing the next generation to discover Delmarva.
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