The carbon sequestered and stored in coastal wetlands (blue carbon) can help coastal managers and policymakers achieve wetlands management, restoration, and conservation goals. Blue carbon also has benefits for climate mitigation and adaptation. Since 2011, the Bringing Wetlands to Market project team has been on the leading edge of investigating different aspects of carbon cycling and greenhouse gas dynamics in coastal wetlands.
About this resource
The Blue Carbon in Our Backyard conference, organized by the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, shared results from the second phase of Bringing Wetlands to Market, Expanding Blue Carbon Implementation. The conference featured guidane and tools for managers and policymakers to advance blue carbon research and application in New England and beyond. Presenters gave an overview of the state of blue carbon science and management, examined the impact of tidal salt marsh restoration on blue carbon, and discussed the feasbility of blue carbon projects. The Blue Carbon in Our Backyard website provides the conference agenda, videos and slideshows of presentations, speaker biographies, factsheets, and other materials.
Conference presentation videos are also accessible at the Waquoit Bay reserve YouTube channel.