• NOAA report highlights climate change threats to nationís estuaries

    A new NOAA study, Climate Sensitivity of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, highlights the effects of human and climate-related stressors to the nation's estuaries. Tijuana River NERR, pictured above, was listed as being one of the reserves with a high level of climate sensitivity. Click to see more.

  • NOAA's Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program helped acquire more than 87 acres of critical coastal habitat in Puerto Rico, that will serve to protect a wetlands, mangroves and beaches that are are also nesting grounds for endangered sea turtles.

  • Hudson River, NY

    NOAA's Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program helped protect over 300 acres of critical lands along the Hudson River near the town of Stockport, NY that will be managed by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation as a protected wildlife habitat, open to the public for passive recreational use.

  • New Report:  Infrastructure Systems Rebuilding Principles

    While working on post hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in the New Jersey and New York region, NOAA and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers jointly developed a set of Infrastructure Systems Rebuilding Principles to promote a unified strategy for our activities in restoring the coast. Click on photo for details.

  • OCRM in your state

    Use GIS technology to see how OCRM invests in your state.

The Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) provides national leadership to state and territory coastal programs and estuarine research reserves to keep America's coasts healthy and resilient. OCRM activities are mandated by the Coastal Zone Management Act, MPA Executive Order (pdf, 138kb), and Coral Reef Conservation Act (pdf, 36kb).

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