The mission of the Fish & Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Coastal Program helps achieve this mission by protecting important coastal ecosystems.
The Coastal Program
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Coastal Program, in cooperation with our partners, is working to avoid species declines by integrating Service activities, lending biological and technical expertise to decision-makers, implementing on-the-ground solutions and fostering outreach to instill stewardship.
Across the nation, the Coastal
Program, as of 2005, has:
Restored over 125,000 acres of coastal wetlands
Restored over 31,000 acres of
coastal upland habitat
Restored over 1,300 miles of riparian and
Protected over 1,700,000 acres of habitat
Leveraged Federal tax dollars at least 3:1 through partnerships
The Coastal Program is:
Voluntary and Non-Regulatory
Directly assisting partners
(financially and technically)