The Coastal Program is one of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s most effective resources for restoring and protecting fish and wildlife habitat on public and privately-owned lands. We play an important role in promoting the Service’s mission and priorities, delivering landscape-scale conservation, and implementing strategic habitat conservation.
We are located in 24 priority coastal areas, along the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes, and in the Caribbean. Working with partners, locally-based staff provide technical assistance for habitat conservation design and planning, and financial assistance for habitat restoration and protection projects.
Marine Program poster. Illustrated by Virginia Greene.
Coastal Program poster. Illustrated by Virginia Greene.
The National Strategic Plan presents the goals of the Coastal Program, and the geographic focus areas where we concrete our habitat conservation efforts.
National summary of our 2020 conservation efforts, with regional summaries, and highlighted projects and activities.
Guide to the National Coastal Wetland Conservation Grant Program
Guide to Farm Bill conservation programs with Coastal Program and Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program project examples.
From the pure pleasure of experiencing it, to the food and water it provides us, the value of nature is in one sense priceless.