US – Mid-Atlantic

US – Mid-Atlantic

Overview In 2010, President Barack Obama issued an Executive order that established the first-ever national ocean policy, created a National Ocean Council composed of cabinet-level officials, and directed federal agencies to implement coastal and marine spatial...Read More »
Long Island Sound

Long Island Sound

The Nature Conservancy is involved in a number of projects dedicated to improving coastal and ocean management in the Long Island Sound ecosystem, which spans waters in both Connecticut and New York. While the efforts described below are considered separate projects,...Read More »
Georgia

Georgia

Overview Marine Spatial Planning in the state of Georgia has taken the form of a pilot project, building off MSP efforts in the larger Southeast Atlantic. The Georgia Coastal Management Program recognized a need for more informed planning of offshore activities.  To...Read More »
Florida Keys

Florida Keys

Overview The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (NMS), established in 1990, was the ninth NMS to join the sanctuary system.  The establishment of the NMS responded to increasing concerns over deteriorating water quality, oil drilling, and deteriorating coral...Read More »
California

California

Overview MPAs TNC provided planning and GIS expertise to the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative over a 7-year MPA network planning process that was conducted regionally throughout state waters. TNC provided 2 staff members who were the MLPA Planning Lead...Read More »