The Great Lakes' coastal and nearshore areas are rich in wildlife species and productivity, but are also heavily used by people for transportation, shipping, and recreation. The Conservancy is restoring these essential habitats by managing the impacts of invasive species in our wetlands and dunes; protecting and restoring coastline habitat for ecological health, migratory birds, and spawning fish; convening partners to pursue effective coastal management; and influencing and informing coastal policies.
The Conservancy is protecting wetlands from Wisconsin all the way to New York.
Preserving coastal areas helps protect us from storms and other coastal hazards.
We're protecting the world's largest freshwater dune system.
From sandy shorelines to cobblestone coastal areas, beaches in the Great Lakes are as different as the people who enjoy them.
Millions of birds migrate through the Great Lakes every year, and many use our coastlines as stopover sites.