The HabNet Coalition is a national alliance of more than 50 coastal organizations working to advance the mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal ProgramThe Coalition, founded by Restore America’s Estuaries, provides a unified national voice in support of the Coastal Program. Member organizations of HabNet are provided with updates on Coastal Program funding opportunities and events, exclusive webinars and meetings, timely legislative and policy updates on relevant coastal issues, and a diverse network of organizations with which to share information and lessons learned. For more information on the HabNet Coalition, check out our factsheet.

The Coastal Program is designed to support habitat conservation for Federal Trust Species in coastal areas by forming diverse voluntary partnerships with Federal, state, regional, and local agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private landowners. This collaboration is critical to recovering threatened and endangered species and preventing candidate species from becoming listed. For more information and examples of Coastal Program projects, check out the USFWS Coastal Program brochure.

Since 1994 the Coastal Program has:

  • Restored 546,390 wetland and upland habitat acres; 
  • Restored 2,590 stream miles; and
  • Helped protect over 2 million acres of coastal habitat
The Coastal Program has accomplished this work by partnering with coastal communities to provide technical and financial assistance at the local level. With locally-based staff actively engaged with diverse partners, the Coastal Program is able to effectively deliver on-the-ground habitat conservation results.
Check out the Coastal Program Annual Accomplishments Report for project highlights and more detailed information by region:
2015 Report
2014 Report
2013 Report