The Coastal Zone Management Act turns 50 this year! Many of our National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) contract teams support this important piece of legislation. We have staff on the ground in many geographies working with state and U.S. territorial coastal programs. These staff work closely with these programs to provide guidance and support to ensure they meet the requirements of the National Coastal Zone Management Program. With their knowledge of local issues and processes, our staff are a critical asset to these programs.

Clean water, corals, aquaculture, harmful algal blooms, and so many more topics are tangentially related and often overlap with coastal management. Through several NOAA and other federal contracts, our staff have dedicated their professional lives to these ocean and coastal focus areas. They work hard to help ensure a proper balance between human activities and natural resources.

Happy birthday, Coastal Zone Management Act! And here’s to 50 more!

Graphically designed element reads 50th CZMA - Coastal Zone Management Act 1972-2022

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