Regional Coastal Resilience Assessments
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and UNC Asheville's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center, has developed Regional Coastal Resilience Assessments that identify Resilience Hubs – large areas of natural, open space or habitat where, if investments are made in conservation or restoration, there is the greatest potential for both improved human community resilience and benefits to fish, wildlife, and their habitats.
These Regional Coastal Resilience Assessments can help inform community planners, conservation organizations and other stakeholders when planning resilience-related projects. Large contiguous areas of natural habitat, which Resilience Hubs aim to identify, can provide communities with enhanced protection and buffering from the growing impacts of sea-level rise, changing flood patterns, increased frequency and intensity of storms, and other environmental stressors.
View methods and results for the Regional Coastal Resilience Assessments:
- Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific Coastlines of the Continental United States
- American Samoa – English
- Amerika Samoa – Samoa
- Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
- Puerto Rico – English
- Puerto Rico – Español
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- Methodology and Data Report for the U.S. Caribbean and Pacific Islands
View results webinars for recently completed Regional Coastal Resilience Assessments:
Through the National Coastal Resilience Fund, the U.S. Great Lakes Regional Coastal Resilience Assessment is underway.
In addition to the Regional Coastal Resilience Assessments, NFWF partnered with NatureServe to conduct eight in-depth Targeted Watershed Assessments in the continental United States. Findings from the Targeted Watershed Assessments are also available through CREST, and through Targeted Watershed reports.
Senior Scientist, Marine Conservation