2017 State Projects

The six projects selected for the 2017-2019 fellowship are located at coastal resource agencies in the following states and territories. A summary of each project follows.

Location Host Agency Project Proposal Project Goal
Hartford, Connecticut Connecticut Coastal Management Program The Blue Plan (PDF) Work with Connecticut’s coastal management program, a statutory advisory committee, partners, and stakeholders to integrate and finalize a marine spatial planning document for Long Island Sound.
Chicago, Illinois Illinois Coastal Management Program Promoting Tourism to Support Coastal Economies in Illinois’ Northernmost Communities (PDF) Enhance coastal tourism and regional-identity branding in the three northernmost Illinois coastal communities by strengthening outreach and communications about Illinois Beach State Park.
Annapolis, Maryland Maryland’s Chesapeake and Coastal Service The Role of Natural and Nature-Based Features and Sediment Management in Climate Resilience in Maryland (PDF) Understand the challenges, options, and practices for beneficial reuse of dredge material; identify opportunities to enhance community resilience with this material in Maryland; and develop a policy document and decision-support tool for beneficial reuse of dredge materials on Department of Natural Resources lands.
Boston, Massachusetts Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Resilient Coastal Habitats: Maintaining Critical Ecosystem Services in the Face of Environmental Change in Massachusetts (PDF) Protect critical ecosystem services by designing and applying a method to prioritize habitats at risk and inform robust policies and strategies that will increase the resilience of important resource areas.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire New Hampshire Coastal Program The Smart Shorelines Project: Siting and Socializing Living Shorelines in Coastal New Hampshire (PDF) Inform the development of the New Hampshire Tidal Shoreline Management Plan by identifying sites suitable for living shorelines and developing a strategy to increase understanding of how these approaches can preserve important environmental services.
Portland, Oregon Oregon Coastal Management Program Towards a Resilient Coast: Modernizing Oregon Spill Response Plans for the 21st Century (PDF) Create updated geographic response plans for the Oregon coast that incorporate new natural resource data and a new understanding of spill response techniques, and that are easier to update in future years through formalization of an automated approach to development.

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For Further Information Please Contact:

Fellowship Coordinator
NOAA Office for Coastal Management
2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405
Tel: (843) 740-1273

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