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Features: March 2011

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View from the Coast: Federal-State Collaboration

With more than 95,000 miles of coastline, managing coastal areas is a big job, and it's not one that any organization can do alone. One mechanism to tackle the task of managing our nation's diverse coastal regions is the Coastal Zone Management Program. Through this voluntary federal-state partnership, the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, teams up with state coastal management programs to protect, restore, and responsibly develop our nation's coastal communities and resources. More...

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Stories from the Coast

Last week, NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) launched a new website that illustrates federal investments in coastal management programs around the nation. But how do these investments affect real people in real places? Here are a few of the stories from the coast that show how OCRM investments help the nation's coastal communities, economies, and ecosystems thrive.