Land & Water Stories

Ensuring a Future for Mangroves in the U.S.

Mangroves are an important species for America's southern coastal communities, and protecting them will require balancing multiple interests in the face of an uncertain future.

A mangrove forest with oysters growing at their roots along the edge of a body of water.
Mangrove forest Oysters grow on the mangrove coastline of Charlotte Harbor Estuary near Punta Gorda, Florida located on the Gulf of Mexico. © Carlton Ward Jr.