This document is primarily intended to guide voluntary restoration projects, not mitigation projects. Mitigation projects are constrained by specific regulatory standards. This document does not modify or waive any program standards for mitigation. In addition, while voluntary projects are more flexible in goal setting and design, such projects will nevertheless be subject to regulatory requirements, including permits and approvals from the State and federal government. The Salt Marsh Restoration and Monitoring Guidelines are primarily intended for use with projects sponsored by municipalities. Individuals with ideas for restoration projects are strongly encouraged to collaborate with their municipality, and to contact regional Department of Environmental Conservation staff prior to project planning.
New York State Department of State, Division of Coastal Resources and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources Bureau of Marine Resources