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Parking area and trails are open. Restrooms and buildings are closed.
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Ensuring healthy salt marsh ecosystems by expanding our knowledge of coasts and estuaries.


Research Themes

Our research program focuses on salt marsh habitats; fish, shellfish, and birds; and salt marsh restoration.

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Environmental Monitoring

The Wells Reserve monitors weather, water quality, nutrients, and biological systems as part of the System-wide Monitoring Program.

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For Visiting Scientists

The Wells Reserve site and facilities are available for use by a limited number of visiting investigators. Learn about our 2,250-acre site and dedicated research and teaching laboratories.

For Visiting Scientists

Our Research Team

Selected Projects