We are excited to announce the kick off of Habitat Month at NOAA Fisheries. During July we will be working to communicate and promote our habitat conservation efforts online. The theme this year is, "The Power of Partnerships!” Everything we do requires strong partnerships and they are incredibly important to us. We work in partnerships at all levels—with local, state, federal governments, private entities, and non-governmental organizations—toward shared goals and enhanced understanding.
This Habitat Month, we will be holding a photo contest, highlighting partnerships through Habitat Hero spotlights, sharing recent habitat efforts from across the country, and announcing recent grant selections. Please follow along and help spread the word about habitat conservation to your partners and friends.
2018 Habitat Month Photo Contest Winners Announced
The 2018 NOAA Habitat Month digital photo contest recognized photographers who have captured beautiful and captivating images of the habitats we and our partners are working to conserve, protect and restore.
Check out the winners of the 2018 Habitat Month photo contest
Habitat Focus Area Spotlight
Partnerships are a critical component of the Habitat Focus Area approach. Partners provide technical and on the ground support in the Focus Areas to advance our shared goals of improving habitat conditions for fish and coastal communities.
Learn more about NOAA’s Habitat Focus Area partners
Partnering on Coral Reef Restoration
The Coral Restoration Foundation is a collaboration machine—focusing on active reef restoration, scientific research, and education.
Learn more NOAA's partnership with the Coral Restoration Foundation
$1.2 Million in Funding for Partners Working in NOAA’s Habitat Focus Areas
NOAA announces $1.2 million in funding for habitat restoration in seven Habitat Focus Areas.
Learn more about the funded projects in NOAA's Habitat Focus Areas
Science and Stewardship: Keys to Restoring Kachemak Bay
In Alaska, Kachemak Bay is a sentinel site for the Gulf of Alaska, and one of NOAA’s Habitat Focus Areas, bringing together science, shellfish restoration and the community to better understand and address challenges from changing conditions.
Explore NOAA’s Veteran and Conservation Corps Programs
Veteran and corps programs are enhancing workforce development and opportunities for higher education in the natural resources field, while restoring coastal habitat to support healthy fisheries, fishing communities, and NOAA trust resources.
Learn more about NOAA's Veteran and Conservation Corps programs
The National Fish Habitat Partnership
A science-based, state-led initiative to protect, restore, and maintain America’s aquatic ecosystems.
Learn more about the National Fish Habitat Partnership
Partnering in Paradise with the Nature Conservancy
Restoration partnerships with Hawaiʻi’s coastal communities.
Learn more about NOAA's partnership with the Nature Conservancy
NOAA Announces Funding Recommendations for 2018 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Projects
NOAA Fisheries is recommending $4.78 million for eight Great Lakes Restoration Initiative projects to restore habitat and improve resilience in degraded Great Lakes ecosystems.
Learn how these projects will benefit the Great Lakes environment and local communities
NOAA Announces Funding for Sixteen Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Projects
$8.2 million will leverage resources and establish lasting partnerships in support of productive and sustainable fisheries, healthy ecosystems, and resilient communities.
Learn more about the funded projects
Highlighting the Power of Partnerships
Successful habitat conservation requires collaboration. Learn more about how we work with partners and why that matters in our work from Pat Montanio, director of the Office of Habitat Conservation.
Read Pat Montanio's leadership message
Habitat Heroes: Meet Some of Our Partners in Habitat Conservation
Habitat conservation requires strong partnerships and so we work at all levels – with local, state, federal governments, private entities, and non-governmental organizations – toward shared goals in support of sustainable fisheries and protected species recovery.
Learn more about the partnership efforts helping us achieve those goals
The Power of Partnerships
Learn more about our work with partners
On Maryland's Eastern Shore, NOAA and partners are conducting science, restoring habitat, and working with community organizations to help residents develop and implement their vision for a healthy Choptank River.
On Hawai’i Island, NOAA is partnering with The Nature Conservancy, local communities, government agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses to restore habitat and improve coral reef health along with other natural and cultural resources.