Coastal training for smart decisions

Every day, people must make complex decisions that impact coastal environments and the communities that depend on them for safety and quality of life. The reserves’ Coastal Training Program helps these decision makers make informed choices by empowering them to bring relevant science to bear on their most urgent environmental challenges and working with them to develop solutions. Through a combination of training, professional sharing, and technical assistance, training coordinators at each reserve help shoreline planners, municipal officials, natural resource managers, and many others address a range of issues, including planning for climate change, water conservation, stormwater management, living shorelines, harmful algal blooms, and wildlife and habitat protection. Learn more about coastal training programs around the country and how they work with their partners at NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management.