National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
Regional Coastal Resilience Assessments
NEMAC partners with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to develop Coastal Resilience Assessments for all U.S. coasts, including Hawai’i, the Great Lakes, and all U.S. territories and commonwealths. The Assessments identify coastal areas where the implementation of nature-based solutions have the greatest potential to maximize benefits for both human community resilience and fish and wildlife habitat.
Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool (CREST)
The Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool (CREST) is an online, interactive platform to access the Regional Coastal Resilience Assessments results developed by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in partnership with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, NEMAC, and in consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and NatureServe.
With CREST users can:
- view and explore key Assessment inputs and results within their own areas of interest
- analyze potential project sites and quantify results from the Assessment models
- search Resilience Hubs to identify potential project sites
- download all of the final Assessment datasets for use in their own GIS platform