Coastal Program

Welcome to the Coastal Program

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.


Quick Resources

2018 Coastal Program Brochure
Coastal Program Poster

Coastal Program poster. Illustrated by Virginia Greene.

2018 Marine Program Poster
Marine Program Poster

Marine Program poster. Illustrated by Virginia Greene.

2018 Farm Bill Brochure
Guide to Farm Bill Conservation Programs

Guide to Farm Bill conservation programs with Coastal Program and Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program project examples.

Coastal Ecosystems Prospectus
Coastal Program Prospectus

Published in 1995, this document provides historical background information on the Coastal Program.

Investing In Nature
Investing in Nature

From the pure pleasure of experiencing it, to the food and water it provides us, the value of nature is in one sense priceless.

2015 Annual Accomplishment Report
2015 Accomplishment Report

National summary of our 2015 conservation efforts, with regional summaries, and highlighted projects and activities.

2014 Annual Accomplishment Report
2014 Accomplishment Report

National summary of our 2014 conservation efforts, with regional summaries, and highlighted projects and activities.

2013 Annual Accomplishment 2013 Accomplishment Report

National summary of our 2013 conservation efforts, with regional summaries, and highlighted projects and activities.

Restoring Island Ecosystems
Restoring Island Ecocystems

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.