Hurricane Sandy Recovery and Mitigation
The Department of the Interior is investing $787 million in federal funding for Hurricane Sandy recovery to clean up and repair damaged national parks and wildlife refuges; restore and strengthen coastal marshes, wetlands and shoreline; connect and open waterways to increase fish passage and improve flood resilience; and bolster local efforts to protect communities from future storms.
These investments have the dual benefit of providing jobs while supporting the goal of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to make communities more resilient to future storms predicted with a changing climate. Interior is also supporting the development of new science to better understand impacts of storms and sea level rise on coastal ecosystems and help managers respond and adapt to changing environmental conditions.
This Week at Interior July 24, 2015FRI, JULY 24, 2015, 02:47 PM EST
A new USGS study takes a look at storm damage in New York in the wake of Hurricane Sandy; it's the highest point in North America, but how high is it? A grant to help transform Grand Canyon National Park's Desert View into a tribal heritage center; more. Watch Video >
Hurricane Sandy Project Metrics ReportTUE, JUNE 23, 2015, 01:07 PM EST
This report establishes suites of recommended performance metrics for ecological systems and data management. The report also identifies natural and artificial coastal features most affected by Hurricane Sandy along the Northeast coast. Read More >