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Whether you are looking for additional information about the Coastal Barrier Resources System, our current mapping projects, or official maps, you can find it here in our library.

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The Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) of 1982 and subsequent amendments established the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS). The CBRS consists of relatively undeveloped coastal barriers and other areas located the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes, U.S. Virgin Islands, and...
Hurricane-Sandy-CBRS-Remapping-Report-to-Congress-2022

In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) initiated a project to modernize the maps of the 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,...

coastal-barrier-resources-fact-sheet

This document provides information on our work to implement the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, the ways in which the law benefits the public, and projects related to map modernization efforts. 

This library collection includes resources and information related to Coastal Barrier Resources Act project consultations, as well as guidance for shoreline stabilization, disaster assistance, and property buyouts.
coastal-barrier-resources-act-project-consultation-fact-sheet-2019-03-29

This document provides information for federal agencies regarding federal expenditures within the Coastal Barrier Resources System and the Coastal Barrier Resources Act consultation process. 

coastal-barrier-resources-act-economic-report-august-2002

The Coastal Barrier Resources Reauthorization Act of 2000 directed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to study the results of the law. We were asked to estimate how much money the Coastal Barrier Resources Act has saved taxpayers by restricting Federal spending for roads, wastewater systems,...

john-h-chafee-coastal-barrier-resources-system-digital-mapping-pilot-project-report-2016

In 2008, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) submitted its initial Report to Congress: John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Digital Mapping Pilot Project (pilot project) to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Committee on Natural Resources, per...

Draft-John-H-Chafee-CBRS-Digital-Mapping-Pilot-Project-Report

In 2008, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) submitted its initial Report to Congress: John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Digital Mapping Pilot Project (pilot project) to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Committee on Natural...

Pacific-Coastal-Barriers-Report-May-2000

The purpose of this report is to recommend to Congress whether or not to implement the Coastal Barrier Resources Act of 1982 (P.L. 97-348) on the Pacific coast. The Act established the Coastal Barrier Resources System (System) on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. The Coastal Barrier Improvement Act...

1988-report-to-congress-executive-summary

This Report to Congress has been prepared as a 22-volume compendium with 4 appendixes. It was compiled under the direction of the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks by the Coastal Barriers Study Group, a task force of professionals representing the National Park Service, U.S....

Undeveloped-Coastal-Barriers-Report-1982

This is a report to Congress on the findings and conclusions of the study conducted by the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to section 341(d) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (P.L. 97-35).