20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The Battle Against Sea Level Rise - Saving Salt Marshes with Runnels

Tired at the end of a long field day, a salt marsh ecologist follows low-ground-pressure excavator tracks out of the marsh. The excavator was used to create a shallow narrow channel - a runnel - to allow a flooded area of marsh to revegetate, buying the salt marsh time in the face of sea level rise.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 7 Plus
Copyright: © Diana Brennan