The project sites spread along the West Pomeranian coastline between Bay of Greifswald, Stream of Peene, Achterwasser of Isle Usedom and Haff Meadows south of Oder/ Szczecin Lagoon. They consist of grazed salt marshes part of which are frequently inundated. In other parts polder grasslands are found where water-level can be regulated.
Sites were chosen in order to develop and test management strategies for the protection of meadow birds at coastal as well as inland marshes.
The setting is situated in three European Special Protected Areas for Birds and three areas belonging to Flora-Fauna-Habitat directive as well as part of three national Nature Parks (Isle of Usedom, At Szczecin Lagoon, Riverine Valley of Peene).