Landscape corridors create important conduits that protect existing habitats and support biodiversity. In areas where inland waterbodies have been artificially separated from coastal systems, restored connections can re-establish tidal influence, reconnect urban areas to nature, and facilitate the passage of fish and other species. These actions not only support biodiversity, but also help manage the transition from fresh to salt, simulating estuary conditions. Creating blue-green networks in urban areas encourages plant propagation and supports animal communities. Building with Nature strengthens connectivity between upland areas and riverfronts, shore to shore, and along river corridors through connected and continuous shoreline habitats.
This concept contributes to the restoration of the estuarine ecosystem. More information on how to restore the estuarine ecosystem can be found here.