Virginia CZM Program Final Environmental Impact Statement
Also known as the “Program Document” this report outlines the establishment of the program in 1986.
Commonwealth of Virginia Coastal Resources Management Program and Final Environmental Impact Statement - published by NOAA's Office of Coastal Resource Management and the Virginia Council of the Environment (which was merged into the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in 1993.)
Visit the Virginia CZM Program Description and Boundary webpage for an overview of the program and its activites.
Virginia Coastal Zone Management Magazine
Virginia CZM Program Fact Sheets
Virginia CZM Program Accomplishments Summaries
Go to Virginia CZM Program: Goals and Accomplishments webpage - for highlights of how Virginia has addressed the ten goals of its CZM Program.
Virginia Seaside Accomplishments Report - updated January 2014 (including partner funding chart) (pdf) --- includes details on oyster and scallop restoration efforts, and details on eelgrass restoration efforts, on the Seaside of Virginia's Eastern Shore.
Virginia Coastal Needs Assessment and Strategy
Every five years the Virginia CZM Program produces a "Coastal Needs Assessment and Strategy" report as required under Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act. This report outlines the high priority resource and issue areas on which the Virginia CZM Program will focus its attention, efforts and match-free funding provided under Section 309 of the CZMA.
Go to Virginia Coastal Needs Assessment and Strategy to learn more about this process or follow the links below for downloadable reports of:
Virginia CZM Program Projects Catalogue - Published 1998
The Virginia CZM Program Projects Catalogue (published prior to the availability of on-line project descriptions) includes summary information on grant projects completed for the program between 1986 to 1996 - it outlines documents and reports produced, project results and contact information. Go to the catalogue web page for more.
Go to Virginia CZM Program Funds and Projects web page for more information about Virginia CZM program grant funding and projects.
Virginia Coastal Partners Workshop Presentations
2001 State of Virginia's Coast Report
2001 Virginia State of the Coast Report (3,190 kb, pdf) (NOTE: Available on-line only. Please call (804) 698-4051 if you need assistance.)
The State of the Coast report was prepared by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Center for Coastal Resources Management with input from all of the Virginia CZM Program member agencies and localities to clarify coastal resource trends and management needs. It addresses five core areas of coastal management including: wildlife and fisheries, habitat, planning and development, water quality and public access and information.
General Information from the NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
NOAA Library — The library contains documents and work products produced over the past 30 years of coastal zone management. The library contains a comprehensive collection of information on hydrographic surveying, oceanography, meteorology, hydrology, living marine resources and meteorological satellite applications.
CAMMP — The Coastal and Marine Management Program system is used by CZM and NERR programs to create their grant applications. Parts one and two of the 2009 CAMMP User's Manual, as well as the 2009 CAMMP Tips document, are available as reference materials for these documents.
National Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program
Virginia CZM Program Partner Publications
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
- Fact Sheets on air, water, waste and general environmental information
- Virginia Chesapeake Bay Program Office publications - related to tributary strategies, CB monitoring, and the Water Quality Improvement Fund.
- Restoring Virginia's Wetlands - A Citizen's Toolkit
Promotes the Voluntary Protection, Enhancement, Restoration and Creation of wetlands - prepared in partnership with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), through a grant award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Wetlands Program Development Grants initiative. Guides viewers through the background information necessary to understand wetland functions and values. It provides useful information to Virginia's landowners, both private and public, on the status of wetlands, various options for the use and management of their wetlands, current regulatory protection as well as voluntary efforts, and technical and financial resources for protection, enhancement, restoration and creation projects. Included within the ToolKit are basics regarding wetland identification, types and classification as well as a section discussing types of wetland monitoring. Available on-line and in hardcopy.
Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
- Publications Page (bay local assistance, dam safety, floodplain management, natural heritage, planning & recreation resources, soil & water conservation, state parks)
- Virginia Outdoors Plan - the state’s official document regarding land conservation, outdoor recreation and open space planning.
- Virginia Natural Heritage Program E-News - summarizes quarterly activities of the Natural Heritage program highlighting such events as newly and re-discovered species, protection and stewardship events and inventory results.
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Virginia Sea Grant
Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia
Virginia Department of Health
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Virginia Department of Forestry
Other Coastal Management Newsletters, Magazines, Publications
For comments or questions concerning this program's web pages, contact Virginia Witmer.
This website is provided by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program through a federal Coastal Zone Management Act grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce.