Saltmarsh Sparrow Conservation Plan

The Saltmarsh Sparrow Conservation Plan outlines the highest priority strategies needed to conserve the Saltmarsh Sparrow throughout its global range along the Atlantic coast. The plan sets population and habitat targets at the state and regional levels with a goal of creating sufficient high quality habitat to support a long-term sustainable population of 25,000 Saltmarsh Sparrows. This plan includes strategies to 1) build resiliency of existing salt marsh; 2) facilitate the transition to future marshes in the marsh migration zone; and 3) enhance populations through practices like tide gate manipulation and predator control. Addressing each of these strategies, particularly in the breeding range, will be critical to effectively conserve this species.