Case Study

Marsh Conservation Planning for Stony Brook Harbor

In 2023, Long Island Sound Study and Warren Pinnacle, in partnership with committed municipalities and conservation groups/organizations, developed a Plan to understand the benefits, threats, and recommended conservation actions for the Stony Brook Harbor and West Meadow Creek marsh ecosystem. The goal of the Plan is to help inform conservation and restoration efforts to maximize marsh ecosystem services under rising sea levels.

Marsh Conservation Planning for Stony Brook Harbor - Undersized culvert and Phragmites at the southern end of Stony Brook Harbor - Credit Elizabeth Hornstein
Culvert in Stony Brook Harbor
Study Type: Plan
Impact Information:
This process brought together a diversity of stakeholders to develop a cohesive strategy for Stony Brook Harbor. The partners will now work to implement the recommendations in the plan.
Period of Completion: 2023
Total Cost: $17,500
Funding Sources: EPA's Long Island Sound Study
Permits Needed: NA
Contact Info:

Elizabeth Hornstein,

Nature-based Solutions
Sea Level Rise
Open Resource

Resilience Steps


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