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Saltmarsh Management Manual


The Saltmarsh Management Manual describes the functions and value of saltmarshes and offers guidance on how to decide what management is needed. Although it is called a management guide, it also describes techniques for maintaining, restoring, enhancing or creating saltmarsh, and monitoring the outcomes. It points to more detailed guidance and provides case studies.


Guidance type/project stage

  • Ecosystem creation
  • Implementation
  • Ecosystem management
  • Monitoring and assessment
  • Planning
  • Ecosystem restoration


  • Coastal and marine
  • Saltmarsh

Challenges addressed

  • Biodiversity
  • Food production
  • Health, wellbeing & cultural value
  • Natural flood management
  • Water quality

Source | DEFRA & Environment Agency

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