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Nominations open for the 2017 ELI National Wetlands Awards

Due December 21, 2016

Restoration Webinar on Great Lakes Projects

November 10, 2016 – Register Now!

Proposed Deep-Sea Coral Protection Area in Mid-Atlantic Waters

Comment by November 1

Guidance for Considering the Use of Living Shorelines

NOAA is providing guidance for their use.

Largest National Summit on Essential Fish Habitat Conservation Unites Practitioners

June 6, 2016

Environmental assessment available on Manistique River project in Michigan

Comment by June 10

Office of Habitat Conservation releases strategic plan

View our plan for the next five years

Nominations are now Extended for the 2016 Dr. Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award

Deadline is June 17, 2016.

Community-based Restoration Program is revising its program guidelines

Deadline to give us your thoughts is October 18

Nominations open for the 2016 National Wetlands Awards until November 20, 2015

Recognizing outstanding wetland conservation stewards through through NOAA Fisheries' partnership with the Environmental Law Institute.

Community-based Restoration Program is revising its program guidelines

Deadline to give us your thoughts is October 18

Webinar: Getting to Restoration on July 21, 2015

Learn how NOAA restores habitat and wildlife after oil spills, ship groundings, and hazardous waste releases

Learn about habitat restoration

Join our webinar series

We’re updating the form we use to collect data on our restoration projects

Give us your feedback by July 7, 2015.

We're revising our hydropower rules under the Energy Policy Act of 2005

Give us your comments until June 1, 2015

Funding available for habitat conservation projects

In our three new Habitat Focus Areas—Biscayne Bay, FL, Northeast Reserves and Culebra Island, PR, and Kachemak Bay, AK

Want a say in how we conduct habitat restoration?

Comment on the Restoration Center’s Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

Be Heard!

Comment on NOAA's proposed National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

Announcing the Winners

2014 Nancy Foster Conservation Awardees Honored

We’re looking for presentations on restoration techniques and best management practices

Submit your idea—it could be featured in our webinar series!

Call For Nominations:

2015 National Wetlands Awards

Restoration Job Opportunities for Veterans in Coastal California

Santa Barbara, Ventura, and northern Los Angeles Counties

San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties

Humboldt, Del Norte & Mendocino Counties

New Podcast:

Coastal Blue Carbon

Video: The Mysterious World of Deep-water Corals

Explore the little-known ecosystems of the continental shelf with NOAA expert Martha Nizinski

Video: Salmon Creek restoration

Helping to conserve water, benefiting fish and people

Restoration webinar series begins in June

Showcasing innovative techniques, discussing challenges

New Report

NOAA’s Deep Sea Coral Research & Technology Program Report to Congress 2014

Hawai’i Community Foundation selects 2014 restoration projects

Projects will protect and restore Hawai’i’s coastal areas

Removing barrier opens 40 miles of habitat

Benefits steelhead in California Creek

Another dam comes down in the Pacific Northwest

Built by pioneers, dam’s removal will boost steelhead populations

We’re designing a training workshop on restoration monitoring

What do you think we should include? Give us your thoughts by February 21

Marine Debris PSA

Learn about the global impacts of marine debris

Restoration Webinar Series

Showcasing innovative restoration techniques and best management practices

Call for National Wetlands Awards Nominations

Deadline for short-form submission is December 4

Marine Debris PSA

Learn about the global impacts of marine debris

Restoration Webinar Series

Showcasing innovative restoration techniques and best management practices

Collaborating to Protect Corals

Coordinate the protection of deep-sea corals off the East Coast

See how wetlands benefit fish—live!

Watch our fish cam

Interactive Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration Map

Decision support tool helps visualize habitat, restoration data

Interactive Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration Map

Decision support tool helps visualize habitat, restoration data

New Action Plan Released:

Cape Fear River Basin Action Plan for Migratory Fish

Funding Available for Coastal Fish Habitat Conservation

Pre-proposals due June 3, 2013

Life is a highway—which is a problem for fish in the Northwest

NOAA teams with Federal Highway Administration to help fish get around

New NOAA Report:

Commercial and Recreational saltwater fishing generated 1.7 million US jobs in 2011

NOAA’s proposal to list 66 Pacific and Caribbean coral species under Endangered Species Act

Public Comment Period Extended until April 6, 2013

Regional Coastal Wetlands Reviews just released

NOAA and EPA collaborate on new reports

Funding available for coastal habitat restoration

Projects will recover or sustain threatened, endangered & managed species

Funding available for restoration in the Great Lakes

Applications due February 27, 2013

Call for Nominations: 2013 National Wetlands Awards

Deadline is December 14, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Her Affects on the Chesapeake Bay

NOAA Awards More Than $100k in Funding

Projects will protect coastal and marine fish habitat on the West Coast.

Want to help us improve oyster restoration monitoring?

Comment on our oyster restoration monitoring manual

The National Fish Habitat Action Plan

The National Fish Habitat Partnership releases the second edition

Habitat Restoration: An Economic Engine

Check out our latest video!

Habitat Conservation has a new leader

Buck Sutter named Director of the Office of Habitat Conservation

A new common language for marine habitat

NOAA and partners set the standard for habitat classification

Announcing the Cape Fear River Partnership

NOAA and partners work to improve the river for fish and you

Lafayette River Event Celebrates Restoration

Funding for Oyster and Wetlands Restoration Projects Announced

NOAA Science Supports Harris Creek Oyster Project

Science helps decide best project locations

Funding available for protection of coastal and marine fish habitats

Request for Proposals

Secretaries of Commerce, Interior, and Agriculture are committed

All agree to work toward habitat conservation

2012 Deep-Sea Coral Report to Congress released

Exciting discoveries and vibrant photos of deep-sea corals in every U.S. region!

Funding available for marine and coastal habitat restoration

Deadline to apply is April 13, 2012

Funding available to administer projects that restore natural resource injuries

Deadline to apply is February 23, 2012

New climate change strategy for fish, wildlife, and plants

Seeking public comment on draft national strategy to help reduce the impacts of climate change on species, ecosystems, and communities.

NOAA Portland office now hiring 6 interns

Deadline to apply February 15, 2012

Up to $95K research funding for small businesses

NOAA is offering a grant to develop greenhouse gas flux quantification tools for coastal ecosystems.

Funding available for communities affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill

Projects should improve water quality and marine habitat

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs Continue Rebound

2011 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report

Teaching Kids to Save the Chesapeake Bay

A new preK-12 environmental literacy strategy is open for comments through December 19, 2011

Salt Marsh Losses on the Rise—More Protection Needed for Wetlands Nationally

A new report shows national wetland losses are on the rise.

NOAA Awards Nearly $5 Million to Great Lakes Restoration

Projects will remove dams, clean up marine debris, and restore wetlands.

Estuaries—Habitat of the Month

September 24 is National Estuaries Day

NOAA Monitors Hurricane Irene's Effects on the Bay

Research cruises study nutrient levels, water clarity, and more.

NOAA Habitat Conservation is now on Twitter!

Click here to follow us for the latest in Habitat Conservation news and events.

How Low Will It Go?

Chesapeake Bay aquatic critters are stressed by low oxygen levels.

Funding Available for Habitat Restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

Proposals are due by September 15, 2011

2011 Blue Crab Stock Assessment Released

Scientific report confirms Chesapeake Bay blue crabs are beginning to rebound.

NOAA Receives Award for Fish Passage Project

Coastal America Recognizes Partnership Efforts on Long Island

Make Your Restoration Project “Climate-Smart”

New guidance provides recommendations for restoration in the Great Lakes. (pdf, 1.7MB)

Oregon Fishermen Help Clean Up Marine Debris

Fishermen help clean up marine debris through our Recovery Act project

Chesapeake Bay Report to Congress

NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office highlights programs, projects, and support for Executive Order in new Biennial Report to Congress.

Mississippi River Flooding

How wetlands do the work of levees and spillways.

Get Involved in Coastal Restoration!

NOAA and partners are establishing a Coastal Restoration Corps.

Restoration Begins on Underwater Grasses Damaged by Response to Deepwater BP Oil Spill

Projects will prevent further impacts to fragile Gulf habitat.

BP Pledges $1 Billion for Early Restoration Projects

These projects will allow Gulf Coast restoration to start right away.

Gulf Scene Investigation: Oil Analysis

New video takes you inside the lab to see what happens to oil spill samples.

Partner Spotlight: Restore America's Estuaries

Learn about their efforts to promote carbon credits for wetland restoration.

Learn About How NOAA Restores Natural Resources

Listen to the latest podcast.

Restoration scoping for BP oil spill begins:

Give us your ideas for restoration in the Gulf.

Protecting Our Ocean Canyons

The first four fish habitat protection areas have been added to the national system of marine protected areas.

NOAA educates the educators about climate change.

Learn about the first ever training at NOAA's Environmental Science Training Center in Oxford, MD.

Looking for something cool to do this summer?

Check out our Chesapeake Bay paid internships. Applications due March 11.

San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals

Final report now available.

National Fish Habitat Awards

Deadline for nominations is February 11.

Water Temps May Have Affected Fish Kill

Learn what happened in the Chesapeake Bay.

Funding Available for Restoration Projects

Apply now: Great Lakes and Estuary Habitat Restoration.

Now it’s even easier to go with the flow

Check out our new Tidal Hydrology Restoration Manual and Toolkit

Dam removal opens fish passage on the Patapsco River in Maryland

Check out the removal's progress on our web cam.

Trout Unlimited funding available

For habitat restoration in the Northeast and Alaska. Due January 12, 2011

Tell us what you think

Comments on the revised Estuary Habitat Restoration Strategy are due January 14, 2011

New Gulf Spill Restoration website

Latest news on the damage assessment and restoration process

Gulf restoration planning begins

NOAA and partners announce damage assessment and restoration process

Powerdale Dam Success Story

NOAA Fisheries Opens Hood River Habitat to Migrating Fish

Funding opportunities available!

Apply now: Open Rivers Initiative and Marine Debris

Comments wanted

Draft Report of the San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Project

Healthy oceans matter!

New policy for the stewardship of our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes.

Want to know which fish live in the Gulf?

Check out the next gen EFH Mapper.

That’s one smart buoy!

Chesapeake Bay improves IQ with addition to interpretive buoy system.

I spy...the Gold Ray dam removal project!

Check out our newest web cam