Balancing ecosystem health with human use is a challenging task. U.S. coastal areas are some of our most diverse and well-loved environments. From recreation areas and no-take reserves to resource extraction and urban development our coasts are busy areas.
Governments at all levels—Federal, state and local—are actively pursuing and implementing regulations, policies and management strategies to ensure the long-term viability of our coasts and oceans.
Check out what we are doing by clicking on a coastal issues below.