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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, supported by funding from NOAA, released multiple reports and an online mapping tool focused on assessing resilience along the coastline of the contiguous United States.
The reports and tool summarize available data to help understand areas where habitat conservation could provide protection to human communities and infrastructure vulnerable to coastal storms, sea-level rise and flooding events.
A highlight of the assessments is the Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool (CREST). It allows planners, stakeholders, and the public to visualize the assessment results. Users can view national-level data from five coastal regions assessed, and additional locally-specific data in eight targeted watersheds for a more comprehensive look at resilience in those areas.