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A Strategic Plan for the Coastal Program

Coastal Program Vision Document PDF

Mangrove restoration project in southwestern PR. Photo USFWS

The Strategic Plan for the Coastal Program consists of three parts, each developed cooperatively by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service headquarters, regional, and field office staffs and, most importantly, our stakeholders and partners.

Part 1 - "Vision Document" describes our Program and five major goals that will guide program operations for the next five years. These five goals are intended to lead to the ultimate end outcome of increasing and maintaining Federal Trust Species populations.

Part 2 - “Regional Step-down Plans” will identify geographic focus areas in each region, provide estimated annual project accomplishment targets and describe anticipated benefits to Federal Trust Species.

Part 3 - "National Summary Document" will use regional plans as a base to describe a national overview of habitat priorities and five-year performance targets.

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The Program is the Service’s vanguard for non-regulatory, voluntary, citizen and community-based stewardship efforts for fish and wildlife conservation. It is based on the premise that fish and wildlife conservation is a responsibility shared by citizens and government. We provide willing partners with financial and technical assistance to accomplish stewardship projects that benefit Federal Trust Species.

Five major goals have been identified as core components of our vision for the Program. First, and foremost, is our goal to conserve habitat for the benefit of priority fish and wildlife species. To enhance our mission capabilities we need to broaden and strengthen partnerships; improve information sharing and communication; and, enhance our workforce. To increase accountability, we need to measure progress toward DOI, Service, and Program strategic goals and ensure that our actions are efficient and effective.

We will continue to work as a partner with other Federal programs, state agencies, Tribal and local governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses, industry, land trusts and non‑profit groups, and private landowners. We will also work closely with other Service programs to assist in implementing national conservation plans for Federal Trust Species. Most importantly, the views and involvement of our stakeholders will continue to provide valuable guidance.

As part of this process, we are also holding informational meetings in the Service’s Regions with conservation partners and stakeholders. For information about Regional meetings contact the Regional coordinators for the Coastal Program:

Region 1 - Paula Levin 911 North East 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97232-4181 503/231 2014 [FAX: 503/231 2050] Region 2 - John Huffman 17629 El Camino Real, Suite 211 Houston, TX 77058 281/286 8282 [FAX: 281/488 5882]
Region 3 - Craig Czarnecki 2651 Coolidge Road East Lansing, MI 48823-5202 517/351 8470 [FAX: 517/351 1443] Region 4 - Cindy Bohn 1875 Century Blvd., Room 200 Atlanta, GA 30345 404/679 7122 [FAX: 404/679 7081]
Region 5 - Steve Hill 300 Westgate Center Drive Hadley, MA 01035-9589 413/253 8614 [FAX: 413/253 8482] Region 7 - John Delapp 1011 East Tudor Road Anchorage, AK 99503 907/786 3925 [FAX: 907/786 3925]
Region 8 - Samantha N. Marcum 400 Natural Bridges Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 831/427 4753  

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Last updated: May 17, 2010
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