Restoration of subtidal and intertidal oyster reef habitat is ongoing in most U.S. coastal states. Determining the success of restoration efforts is critical both for the cost-effective use of resources and maintenance of best management practices. Assessing success depends on the identified goals of a restoration project. Different measures or metrics will be suitable and ⁄ or unsuitable for assessing whether a restoration project’s goals are attained.

Click on each of the following reef restoration goals identified in the May 2004 Metrics Workshop and materials added thereafter to view its associated metrics (and related methodologies):