Fish use many habitats during their lifetimes, sometimes migrating from one habitat type to another and back again. We protect and restore these coastal habitats to improve fish populations and improve coastal resilience. Learn more about the types of habitat we conserve and how we address their unique challenges.
Wetlands filter our water, protect our coastal communities from floods, and provide habitat for fish and other wildlife—but they’re quickly disappearing. We’re working hard to protect and restore these valuable habitats.
Learn more about coastal wetlands
Hundreds—even thousands—of feet beyond the reach of sunlight, unique corals and sponges are found off all of our coasts. Learn about our ongoing exploration of these hidden habitats and the new and familiar species we’ve found thriving there.
Learn more about deep-sea corals
Estuaries exist where rivers arrive at the sea or large lake. Also called bays, sloughs, and sounds, these unique habitats are home to most of the fish and shellfish eaten in the United States at some point in their lives.
Learn more about estuaries
Oysters grow together—shell upon shell—building substantial reefs that become shelter for other local sea life. Not only good to eat, oysters filter the water, improving water quality. Over-harvesting, pollution, and disease have contributed to the demise of oysters in the United States.
Learn more about oyster reefs
One of the main reasons fish populations struggle is that barriers like dams prevent them from reaching the upstream habitat where they breed and grow. Learn about why fish migration is important and what we’re doing to help.
Learn more about rivers
Called the “rainforests of the sea,” coral reefs are the most diverse habitats on the planet. Many commercially important fish species depend on coral reefs for food and shelter. They also support tourism and protect coastlines, but these habitats are threatened by rising ocean temperatures, pollution, and other factors.
Learn more about shallow corals
NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/AKR-5
This biennial report to Congress summarizes the steps taken by NOAA to identify, monitor, and protect deep-sea coral areas, including the Deep-Sea Coral Research and Technology Program’s research activities and results.
Potential applicants will want to join us for this webinar, Thursday, February 1, 2018. Learn about the 2018 Great Lakes funding opportunity offered through NOAA’s Restoration Center.
On January 10, 2018, NOAA released the “NOAA Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Project Grants under the U.S. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative” federal funding opportunity which is available on www.grants.gov.
Webinar participants will learn about funding priorities and the application process, receive tips for submitting competitive proposals, and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Approximately $3 million may be available in 2018 to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, commercial (for profit) organizations, and governments of U.S. territories, states, and local municipalities, as well as Native American tribal governments. The amount of funding available for this FFO is subject to Fiscal Year 2018 budget appropriations.
Creating functional habitats for native fish species migration, reproduction, growth, and seasonal refuge, including improvements for fish passage, wetlands and nearshore habitats.
Restoring sites outside of Areas of Concern including delisted AOCs and AOCs in recovery with all management actions complete.
Ensuring the long term protection of the restored site through partner-supported acquisition of land or a conservation easement at the restored site, or land with an ecological relationship to the restored site (e.g., land in proximity or within the same watershed).
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Participants can register at: Federal Funding Opportunity Applicant Call
Webinar is now completed. The presentation and audio recording from the February 1, 2018 Webinar can be downloaded from links found in the blue box, above left.
phone (734) 741-2385 email email@example.com
Jessica Berrio Edwards
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NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-11
Workshop Date: 26-28 April 1995
NOAA intends to award up to $15 million in Coastal Resilience grants that benefit coastal ecosystems and communities.