Conserve wildlife foundation

Climate Change Challenge: rising seas

Grant Award: $51,000; Year Awarded: 2012

Vernal pools are isolated, ephemeral wetlands that provide critical habitat for a wide range of species. Climate change induced sea-level rise is projected to inundate significant portions of these ecosystems. To mitigate these risks, this project will create a complex of vernal pools on the Cape May Peninsula to increase connectivity of these habitats, while fostering migration of species toward upland areas.