Coastal & Marine


  1. NatureServe
    Deputy Director, Conservation Science Division
    703 908-1883

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By expanding on our core strengths and complementing the work of others, NatureServe provides the information, methods, and tools needed to reduce threats to and ultimately improve conservation of coastal and marine biodiversity.

The coast of Atui in the southern Cook Island archipelago. Photo by John Goodin.

Our work supports coastal and marine resource managers, conservation practitioners, emergency responders and business communities dependent on coastal ecosytems.  Our methods include developing coastal and marine ecological classifications; coordinating observation data standard; mapping; assessing conservation status and threats, and establishing metrics for assessing and monitoring ecosystem condition to support restoration efforts.  We work with partners to develop tools, share expertise, and publish data to support ecosystem based management and coastal and marine spatial planning.

  1. Building Capacity for Coastal Conservation Planning in Georgia

    Project
  2. Resource Vulnerability Assessment and Strategies for Management Options for the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuges

    Project
  3. Coastal and Marine Strategy: Executive Summary

    PublicationScientific ReportNatureServe
  4. Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard: June 2012

    PublicationScientific Report
  5. Ecosystem Classification

    ProductStandards & Methods

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