• Tidal Marsh Restoration on PHI Property

  • We partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Coastal Program and Maryland's Department of Natural Resources in 2012 and again in the fall of 2013 to restore species diversity to over 240 acres of tidal marsh along the Nanticoke River in Wicomico County, Md. This PHI-owned property and rights of way were dominated by dense monocultures of the invasive common reed (Phragmites australis), crowding out native plants and altering wildlife habitat.  

    The targeted areas complement ongoing restoration efforts on adjacent private and publicly owned parcels. As treated areas of phragmites die back, growing space for native plant communities will open up, allowing light to reach the plants. This work will benefit a variety of wildlife species that inhabit the area including plants, fish, shellfish, mammals and birds.