Guide for Considering Climate Change in Coastal Conservation
This next generation guide seeks to continue lessening the gap between theory and practice for incorporating climate change considerations in conservation planning and action. Using an iterative, stepwise process, this guide connects users with practical advice and relevant tools for creating a new conservation plan or updating an existing one. Applications also include other types of planning, such as hazard mitigation or comprehensive plans.

Great Lakes Areas of Concern Land Acquisition Projects
NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management has provided nearly $2.7 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds to state and local partners to protect critical coastal lands in “Areas of Concern”—watersheds, or portions of watersheds, suffering from degraded environmental conditions. This handout summarizes the land acquisition projects these funds have supported.

Preserving the Pristine: A Story Highlighting the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program within the Great Lakes
Three dozen awards have been made in the Great Lakes region to support land conservation, totaling just under $42 million. Click through to explore an interactive map of these success stories, and tour select projects that exemplify how the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program has advanced the goals of the Coastal Zone Management Act.