NOAA Restoration Center

The NOAA Restoration Center is devoted to restoring coastal, marine, and migratory fish habitat in locations around the United States. The Restoration Center works with hundreds of partner organizations and local citizens to provide the science, communications, and policy expertise needed to restore the nation’s coastal and marine environment, including a robust effort in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office and NOAA Restoration Center collaborate on a variety of projects designed to enhance the future health and sustainability of the Bay’s coastal resources and fisheries.

Restoration Center efforts include implementing high-quality restoration projects, advancing the science of habitat restoration, monitoring the success of restoration projects to enable the use of best practices for future projects, and empowering local groups to implement their own community-based restoration projects.

The Restoration Center, like the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, is a division of NOAA Fisheries' Office of Habitat Conservation.

Wetlands along a Chesapeake Bay tributary