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.
Coastal Program poster. Illustrated by Virginia Greene.
Marine Program poster. Illustrated by Virginia Greene.
Guide to Farm Bill conservation programs with Coastal Program and Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program project examples.
Published in 1995, this document provides historical background information on the Coastal Program.
From the pure pleasure of experiencing it, to the food and water it provides us, the value of nature is in one sense priceless.
National summary of our 2015 conservation efforts, with regional summaries, and highlighted projects and activities.
National summary of our 2014 conservation efforts, with regional summaries, and highlighted projects and activities.
National summary of our 2013 conservation efforts, with regional summaries, and highlighted projects and activities.
There have been over 1,000 invasive species removal projects on islands worldwide. The Coastal Program and Island Conservation have prepared a Restoring Island Ecosystems brochure that highlights several examples of successful invasive removal projects.