The Coastal States Stewardship Foundation is dedicated to supporting our nation’s ocean and coastal resources by:
Improving coastal and ocean decision-making, information sharing, and dissemination of best coastal and ocean management practices;
Supporting collaboration among individuals in the coastal community, the private sector, non-governmental community, international organizations, and coastal and ocean managers at the state, local, and federal levels;
Identifying and expanding opportunities for the public to become involved in protection, restoration and conservation of the coastal and ocean environment and enhancing the quality of life in coastal communities including the Great Lakes;
Improving public awareness and understanding of state coastal and ocean management programs, the public trust and the environmental, cultural and social values of the nation’s coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes resources.
The Coastal States Stewardship Foundation is dedicated to supporting comprehensive and coordinated management, conservation, and enhancement of our nation’s coast and ocean resources for their intrinsic value and for the benefit of current and future generations. Our nation faces unprecedented challenges from coastal storms, sea level rise, water quality degradation, and declining marine life and fisheries. We are dedicated to supporting on-the-ground efforts to make more informed and coordinated decisions about the ecological, economic and social well-being of our nation’s coast and ocean resources.Brian Baird, President