Ecological Services
Southeast Region


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Coastal Program

National Coastal Program

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The Coastal Program is one of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s most successful and effective cooperative conservation programs.  The mission of the Coastal Program is to protect and recover Federal Trust Species (threatened and endangered species, migratory birds, marine mammals, and inter-jurisdictional fish) by supporting voluntary restoration, enhancement and protection of high-priority coastal habitats.  The national Coastal Program provides financial and technical assistance to on-the-ground habitat restoration and protection projects through locally-based field coordinators in 24 coastal areas around the nation.  Seven of these offices are located within the Southeast Region (Region 4). 

Map of all coastal program offices

For More Information on the Service’s National Coastal Program:


Southeast Region Coastal Program

The Southeast Region with the Gulf, Atlantic, and Caribbean coasts is the largest, most diverse and most productive coastal area in the nation, representing a wide diversity of  habitats ranging from the ecologically rare maritime forest, tropical rain forest, coral reefs, coastal dune lakes, and pocosin wetlands to great expanses of seagrass beds, coastal marsh, and bottomland forests.  Within this coastal area is located 65 National Wildlife Refuges with over two million acres of public trust lands, three of the four U. S. migratory bird flyways, approximately 300 estuarine systems that support 98 percent of all Gulf of Mexico and 94 percent of all southeast Atlantic commercial fishing landings, and numerous protected threatened and endangered species and species of concern.

The Southeast Region Coastal Program is working with our many partners to identify opportunities and implement strategic landscape based habitat projects at the local level to protect and restore these coastal habitats and species.  For more detailed information on our Program please refer to the Southeast Region Coastal Program Strategic Plan 2006-2011.  This five year plan is currently under revision for 2012-2017 to update and add our newest program, the Coastal Program in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (not shown on map below, please contact

Southeast Region Coastal Program Geographic Focus Areas (2006-2011)

Coastal Program Locations


For more information on the Service’s Southeast Region Coastal Program: OR please contact your local coastal program coordinator, listed below.


Local Coastal Program Coordinators:



Cynthia Bohn
Regional Coastal Program Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Southeast Regional Office
1875 Century Blvd, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA  30345
Telephone: 404-679-7122
Fax: 404-679-7081



Mike Wicker
North Carolina Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office
551-F Pylon Drive
Raleigh, NC  27636
Telephone: 919-856-4520 (ext. 22)
Fax: 919-856-4556



Jason Ayers
South Carolina Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Charleston Ecological Services Field Office
176 Croghan Spur Road, Suite 200
Charleston, SC  29407
Telephone: 843-727-4707 (ext. 220)
Fax: 843-727-4218



Patrick Pitts
South Florida/Everglades Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
South Florida Ecological Services Field Office
1339 20th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Telephone: 772-469-4250
Fax: 772-562-4288

Nicole Adimey
Tampa Bay Program Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
North Florida Ecological Services Field Office
7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32256-7517
Telephone: 904-731-3079
Fax: 904-731-3045

Melody Ray-Culp
Panhandle Program Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Panama City Ecological Services Field Office
1601 Balboa Avenue
Panama City, FL 34205
Telephone: 850-769-0552 (ext. 232)
Fax: 850-763-2177



Patric Harper
Northern Gulf Program Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center
Moss Point, MS  39563      
Telephone: 228-475-0765 (ext. 105)
Fax: 228-475-8097



Beverly Yoshioka
Caribbean Program Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office
P.O. Box 491
Boqueron, Puerto Rico 00622-0491
Phone: 787-851-7297 (ext. 227)
Fax: 787-851-7440


Last updated: February 9, 2016