The North Carolina Coastal Atlas is a collaborative effort to enable access to coastal data and inform coastal managers, scientists, students and the interested public. We provide selected geospatial data, visualization tools and thematic maps focused on coastal resources and hazards.
The Nature Conservancy has expanded a web-based mapping tool on their coastalresilience.org platform that joins science and planning to address coastal issues in eastern North Carolina. The Nature Conservancy’s North Carolina Chapter scientists, guided by local stakeholder needs, worked with experts to develop the Restoration Explorer application which helps planners prioritize where oyster reefs could make the most difference in preventing shoreline erosion as well as in improving water quality. This tool eases the planning processes required of restoration projects such as constructing oyster reefs and restoring wetlands. The mapping tool also aims to assist planners in protecting communities from coastal hazards by helping people identify nature-based solutions to reducing risk.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation collaborates with multiple stakeholders and partners to promote oyster restoration, education, science, mariculture and sustainable harvest efforts in the state. We are the state’s only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on protecting and restoring the coast of North Carolina through education, advocacy and habitat preservation and restoration. With our partners, we aim to have the N.C. coast regarded as the “Napa Valley” of oysters. Connect with us to stay informed about upcoming oyster events, the latest news and science and oyster restoration efforts.