‘For over 50 years, the American Littoral Society has empowered people to care for the coast through advocacy, conservation, and education and what better way is there to protect the coast we love other than ensuring we have holistic and resource based planning for the future?
The Society not only provides a voice for the coast, but also gives concerned citizens the knowledge and tools they need to raise their voices with us and ocean planning provides the opportunity to participate in protecting and conserving our natural resources without creating new laws or regulations.
Our National Ocean Policy provided the blueprint that brought together all the state and federal agencies with existing authority to protect and manage our ocean and coastal resources. That initiative comes to life through the collaborative ocean planning process which facilitates the necessary blending of scientific data, economics and user interests to create the opportunity for us all to have a voice about where and what ultimately happens in the ocean.
We support the planning process so all stakeholders can work collaboratively and ensure we protect and conserve our ocean while considering demands for new energy sources, cables for information technology, shipping, and aquaculture alongside traditional uses like fishing, boating, or simple beach going and coast-loving recreational activities.
By planning together we are creating a new pathway that will promote a healthy ocean and protected wildlife and habitats, sustainability and good stewardship while considering competing uses so we all can continue to enjoy the benefits the ocean provides us.’