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It’s Really Hard to Rebuild a Marsh

This article was originally published by Hakai Magazine.
The water in California’s San Francisco Bay could rise more than two meters by the year 2100. For the region’s tidal marshes and their inhabitants, such as Ridgway’s rail and the endangered salt-marsh harvest mouse, it’s a potential death sentence.
Given enough time, space, and sediment, tidal marshes can build layers of mud and decaying vegetation to keep up with rising seas.