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Habitat Month Highlights the Power of Partnerships

July 16, 2018

Read this message about habitat conservation and collaboration from Pat Montanio, director of the Office of Habitat Conservation.


We are in the midst of Habitat Month at NOAA Fisheries and the momentum is tremendous. This year, we are focusing on the Power of Partnerships! Everything we do in habitat conservation 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.


Our approach to habitat conservation is collaborative and uses sound science in support of sustaining fisheries and recovering protected species. We focus our habitat efforts on multiple-benefits to marine resources AND coastal communities. In order to be successful, we must do this through collaboration. We are also able to accomplish more on the ground through partnerships. By recognizing the benefits of collaboration, and through leveraging our technical capabilities and resources, we are able to be more effective and reach bigger solutions together.  

Habitat Month features some great online content including Habitat Hero spotlights, recent habitat efforts from across the country, and recent grant project selections. Learn more about NOAA's ongoing work and successes related to habitat conservation and partnering opportunities.

Most importantly, I want to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our partners for your important contributions. Together we can make a difference!

Pat Montanio

Director of NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation

Habitat Heroes, Some of Our Partners in Habitat Conservation

Everything we do related to habitat conservation requires strong partnerships, and they are incredibly important to us.


Last updated by Office of Communications on July 19, 2018

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