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Marsh Management Strategies: Objectives

What follows is a list of possible management objectives for marshes along the lagoon. The list is not meant to be an all-inclusive compilation of management options, but rather an example of the types of goals that can be addressed through proper management.

  • Mosquito Control
  • Wintering waterfowl management
  • Linkage and interchange with lagoon - import/export.
  • Fish
    • Access and nursery for transient, sport & commercial species
    • "Stock enhancement"
    • Promote diversity
  • Wading bird management
  • Mammals
  • Endangered species
    • Wood stork
    • Atlantic saltmarsh snake
    • Diamondback terrapin
    • Other
  • High salt marsh species
    • Vegetation
    • Fiddler crabs
    • Clapper rail
    • Other
  • Exotic vegetation management/control
  • Water quality
    • Storm water treatment and flood storage
    • Maintenance of desired water quality by pumping and promoting circulation
    • Reduction of pesticide application
  • Invertebrates: Management and culture
    • Promote diversity
    • Stock enhancement
  • Recreation
    • Fishing, crabbing
    • Wildlife observation
    • Other
  • Education
  • Research