Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office
Conserving the Nature of America

Reports, Information and References generated by the North Carolina Coastal Program.

Maps of Historic Atlantic Coast Shad Migration

Current Fish Passage Restoration Efforts

Habitat Restoration

Atlantic White Cedar Stand

Atlantic White Cedar Stand

Back Bay Currituck Sound Data Reports

Partners: Audubon, Duke University, North Carolina Coastal Federation, North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, North Carolina Department of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, University of North Carolina, Progress Energy, Restoration Systems, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Marine Corps, and Weyerhaeuser.

Coastal Barrier Resources Act

Congress passed the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) in 1982 to address problems caused by coastal barrier development. CBRA restricted Federal expenditures and financial assistance, including Federal flood insurance, in the Coastal Barrier Resource System, a defined list of undeveloped coastal barriers mapped along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts.

An additional responsibility addressed under the program involves making geographic determinations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program regarding whether coastal parcels of private property are within units of the National Coastal Barrier Resource System, as delineated on maps produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Program Contact

Contact: Mike Wicker, Coastal Program Coordinator, Raleigh Field Office.

Last Updated: November 1, 2012