Coastal Zone Management Act 101


These introductory modules help new and inexperienced coastal management program staff members understand how coastal programs work, including tasks and basic responsibilities. The modules provide examples, explanations of terms and concepts, and information on how the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) supports coastal management program work. The modules also include worksheets, including key questions to jumpstart learning on how work is implemented in NOAA-approved coastal management programs.

The following modules are available (additional modules in development):

    CZMA Overview – Learn about key elements of the Coastal Zone Management Act. Find out how this legislation connects to and supports the daily work of a state coastal management program.

    My Coastal Program

      The Work – Find worksheets and supporting information for common program activities: permitting, cooperative agreements, planning, enforcement, program evaluation, program assessment, performance measures, and federal consistency.

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