U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Coastal Barrier Resources System
Ecological Services

Technical Corrections

The maps referenced on this page are comprehensively revised draft maps prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for public review (referred to as “proposed maps”) or Congressional consideration (referred to as “final recommended maps”). These draft maps make progress towards fulfilling a mandate in the Coastal Barrier Resources Reauthorization Act (Pub. L. 109-226) to modernize all John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) maps and make recommendations to Congress for the expansion of the CBRS. These draft maps will only become effective if enacted into law by Congress.

To access materials relating to previous mapping projects that have been made effective through legislation enacted by Congress, click here.

To view the Service’s draft revised CBRS boundaries for various projects, please use the CBRS Projects Mapper:

 

Florida

The Service has transmitted to Congress comprehensively revised final recommended maps for two CBRS units (Moreno Point Unit P32/P32P) located in Okaloosa and Walton Counties, Florida. This project makes progress towards fulfilling the statutory requirement to modernize the entire set of CBRS maps (Pub. L. 109-226). The revised CBRS boundaries (including recommended removals and recommended additions) will only become effective once the revised maps are adopted into law by Congress.

The final recommended maps for these CBRS units, dated April 29, 2021, were prepared following a 60-day public review period for the proposed boundaries that ended on March 5, 2021. The final recommended maps, summary of the public comments received and the Service's responses to those comments, and summaries of the final recommended changes to the units are below. An archive of the earlier proposed boundaries and associated documents is also available below.

Final Recommended Maps dated April 29, 2021 and Related Information

Archive of Proposed Boundaries and Related Information


South Carolina

The Service has transmitted to Congress comprehensively revised final recommended maps for six CBRS units (Morris Island Complex M06/M06P, Harbor Island Unit M11, St. Phillips Unit M12/M12P, and Hunting Island Unit SC-09P) located in Beaufort and Charleston Counties, South Carolina. This project makes progress towards fulfilling the statutory requirement to modernize the entire set of CBRS maps (Pub. L. 109-226). The revised CBRS boundaries (including recommended removals and recommended additions) will only become effective once the revised maps are adopted into law by Congress.

The final recommended maps for these CBRS units, dated April 29, 2021, were prepared following a 60-day public review period for the proposed boundaries that ended on March 5, 2021. The final recommended maps, summary of the public comments received and the Service's responses to those comments, and summaries of the final recommended changes to the units are below. An archive of the earlier proposed boundaries and associated documents is also available below.

Final Recommended Maps dated April 29, 2021 and Related Information

Archive of Proposed Boundaries and Related Information


Minor and Technical Corrections in North Carolina and Florida

The Service has transmitted to Congress minor and technical correction maps for one unit (Grayton Beach Unit FL-95P) located in Walton County, Florida, and one unit (Topsail Unit L06) located in Onslow County, North Carolina. The minor and technical correction maps for these two units address errors on maps that were previously modernized and adopted by Congress in 2006 and 2018 respectively. These two corrections would remove from the CBRS small areas (less than four acres total containing three structures) in order to correct technical mapping errors resulting from the limitations of Geographic Information Systems data (including parcels and aerial imagery) available in the early 2000s when the mapping work was done for these units. The Service has prepared revised maps to reflect these minor and technical corrections, and has determined that no other changes are needed to these maps.

The minor and technical correction maps and summaries of the minor and technical correction changes to the units are below.

Minor and Technical Correction Maps dated April 30, 2021 and Related Information


Alabama

The Service has transmitted to Congress a final recommended map for five CBRS units (Mobile Point Unit Q01P, Pelican Island Unit Q01A/Q01AP, and Alligator Lake Unit AL-05/AL-05P) located in Baldwin and Mobile Counties, Alabama.

The final recommended map for these CBRS units, dated April 10, 2015, was prepared following a 60-day public review period of a proposed map in 2011. The final recommended map, a summary of the public comments received and the Service's responses to those comments, and a summary of the final recommended changes to the units are below. An archive of the earlier proposed map and associated documents is also available below.

Final Recommended Map dated April 10, 2015 and Related Information

Archive of Proposed Map dated September 22, 2009 and Related Information

*The existing CBRS boundaries depicted on this map have been superseded by a new map dated January 11, 2016. The final recommended boundary on this map is correct. Please see the latest CBRS map (PDF) for this area for a current depiction of the existing boundaries.

 

Digital Mapping Pilot Project

In 2016, the Service completed its Final Report to Congress: John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Digital Mapping Pilot Project, which includes a set of final recommended maps for 65 Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) units. Congress adopted the revised maps for 57 of the 65 units through Public Law 115-358 on December 21, 2018. The revised maps for eight pilot project units that were not adopted are for Units NC-06/NC-06P in North Carolina and Units LA-01, LA-02, S04, S05, S06, S07 in Louisiana. To view the draft revised maps for those units, which are still pending with Congress, please visit the Service’s pilot project archive.

 

Hurricane Sandy Remapping Project

In 2014, the Service initiated a project to modernize the maps of approximately 370 Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) units in the nine states along the North Atlantic coast most affected by Hurricane Sandy: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (Long Island), Rhode Island, and Virginia (comprising 42 percent of the total units and 16 percent of the total acreage within the CBRS). To learn more about this project, click here.

Last updated: September 14, 2021