OFFICE FOR COASTAL MANAGEMENT

Paradise Beach, California

About

Conserving Coastal Lands

Coastal areas support the nation's largest and often fastest-growing population centers, yet before 2002, no federal program explicitly focused on conserving coastal lands. Congress answered this need in that year by establishing CELCP. In 2009, the program became a part of the Coastal Zone Management Act, with funding authorized for up to $60 million each year through the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.

A handout about CELCP summarizes the program.

CELCP Final Guidelines

The CELCP Final Guidelines document, published in 2003, defines eligibility, procedural, and programmatic requirements, including financial assistance criteria, eligible and ineligible uses of CELCP funds, and consistent and inconsistent conservation activities. The guidelines also outline the criteria and process for developing state coastal and estuarine land conservation plans, nominating projects for the national competitive process, and selecting final projects.

Funding History

NOAA began receiving funding for CELCP projects in 2002. In 2010, NOAA also began receiving funding for CELCP projects from the Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

CELCP Projects Funded from 2007 to 2016

Since fiscal year 2007, NOAA has managed an annual competitive process to select projects for funding according to amounts appropriated by Congress. NOAA also maintains a contingency list of projects in the event that a selected project cannot be completed or additional funds become available. The selected projects are listed below.

Fiscal Year 2016 Projects

The 2016 CELCP project descriptions are available here.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative:

1.

Ohio

Middle Bass Island Forested Wetlands

2.

Wisconsin

Clay Bluffs-Cedar Gorge

Fiscal Year 2015 Projects

The 2015 CELCP project descriptions are available here.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative:

1.

Michigan

Petoskey State Park Addition*

2.

Ohio

Mentor Marsh Corridor Project*

3.

Ohio

Lifeboat Station Park, Phases I and II*

* project wholly or partially funded with FY’14 funds

Fiscal Year 2014 Projects

The 2014 CELCP project descriptions are available here.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative:

1.

Ohio

Lake Erie Islands Critical Habitat Protection

Fiscal Year 2013 Projects

The 2013 CELCP project descriptions are available here.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative:

1.

Indiana

Coastal Habitat Protection

Fiscal Year 2012 Projects

The 2012 CELCP project descriptions are available here.

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program:

1.

Washington

Dabob Bay, Phase II

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative:

1.

Ohio

Lake Erie Bluffs, Phase III

Fiscal Year 2011 Projects

The 2011 CELCP project descriptions are available here.

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program:

1.

Washington

Dabob Bay, Phase I

2.

Oregon

Big Creek

3.

New York

Hudson River NERR Enhancement

4.

Maine

Merriland River Corridor

5.

Oregon

South Slough Reserve

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative:

1.

Wisconsin

Frog Bay Tribal National Park

2.

Wisconsin

Lost Creek Watershed Protection

3.

Ohio

Lake Erie Bluff Preservation, Phase II

Fiscal Year 2010 Projects

The 2010 CELCP project descriptions are available here.

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program:

1.

Hawai’i

Lapakahi Marine Life Conservation District

2.

Washington

Kiket Island, Phase II

3.

Maryland

Ayers Creek - Holly Grove Swamp, Phase II

4.

Wisconsin

Nemadji River

5.

California

Paradise Beach-Tognazzini Property

6.

Florida

Keewaydin Island

7.

Michigan

Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area

8.

Puerto Rico

San Miguel Natural Reserve, Phase III

9.

Mississippi

Cat Island

10.

Georgia

Altamaha River-Rayonier Tract, Phase II

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative:

1.

Michigan

Bete Grise Wetlands

2.

Wisconsin

Houghton Falls

3.

Ohio

Kelleys Island Monagan Road Preserve

4.

Wisconsin

Mashek Creek

5.

Ohio

Lake Erie Bluff Preservation

Fiscal Year 2009 Projects

The 2009 CELCP project descriptions are available here.

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program:

1.

Virginia

Crow’s Nest, Phase II

2.

Puerto Rico

San Miguel Natural Reserve, Phase II

3.

Massachusetts

Great Neck Conservation Partnership

4.

Maine

Merrymeeting Bay

5.

New York

Peconic Estuary at Reeves Bay

6.

Washington

Kiket Island Phase I

Fiscal Year 2008 Projects

The 2008 CELCP project descriptions are available here.

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program:

1.

New Hampshire

 Isinglass River

2.

North Carolina

Chowan Swamp

3.

California

Jenner Headlands, Phase II

4.

Alaska

Agulowak River and Salmon Habitat Conservation

5.

New York

Peconic Estuary at Pipes Cove-Stackler Parcels

Fiscal Year 2007 Projects

The 2007 CELCP project descriptions are available here.

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program:

1.

Maine

Maquoit Bay

2.

Massachusetts

Center Hill Beach

3.

California

Jenner Headlands, Phase I

4.

Connecticut

East River Corridor

5.

Ohio

Bratenahl

6.

New Jersey

Delaware Bayshore at Cohansey River-Streep Parcel

7.

Delaware

Delaware Reserve-Blackbird Creek Reserve-Eagles Nest Road Area

8.

Ohio

Port Clinton Waterfront

9.

Maine

Stockton Harbor

10.

Oregon

Fort Stevens

11.

Georgia

Altamaha River Sand Ridges

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