This report describes geographic features, values and pressures for 48 estuarine sites in the lower North Island and sets out current and potential conservation activities. To help with management decisions, each site is also given various scores and rankings. The report is a practical resource for councils, iwi, environmental groups and interested people.
The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation supports the Canadian coastline of Lake Huron. "We foster communication and partnerships between environmental agencies and organizations, working towards a sustainable and resilient coast. We provide education, resources, and information on lake-wide issues and our programs reflect the inter-connectivity between land and water."
Named for the river systems that flow into it, the Mission-Aransas reserve protects 185,708 acres of coastal prairie, oak motte, riparian freshwater, salt marsh habitat, tidal flats, seagrass beds, mangroves, and oyster reefs. The north side of the reserve is the winter home to the critically endangered whooping crane.