N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Lytle and McMains named 2022 North Carolina Coastal Research Fellows Madison Lytle and Andrew McMains will be the 2022 North Carolina Coastal Research Fellows. Their research will look at reduced water clarity’s influence on seagrass growth; and the effects of dredging on inlet-inhabiting fish, respectively. Learn more from NC Sea Grant New state rules for Coastal Reserve New and amended rules will take effect Feb. 1, which include required authorization for some activities at N.C. Coastal Reserve sites. To learn how to apply for a special activity authorization, commercial users are invited to attend a virtual webinar on February 22, 2022, at 6:00 pm. Learn more Fostering Behavior Change in Coastal Communities Workshop This interactive course introduces participants to an effective approach for coastal management projects to influence the way people interact with their environment. Community-based social marketing uses a 5-step approach and a set of tools to elicit behavior change in specific audiences in order to address environmental & social problems. Register Visit responsibly! Learn about how to prepare and be a responsible user for your next visit. Learn more Self-guided Access Grant Virtual Workshop Series for Local Governments Recordings of the workshop, held virtually in January, can be viewed on the Tidal Flat blog. Learn about grant opportunities to acquire land and make improvements to beach and waterfront access, parks, and boating facilities. View guide Welcome Marae Lindquist - 2020 Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship Marae Lindquist, a PhD student at UNCW, will study two wintering sparrow populations as a NOAA Davidson Fellow. She will focus her research on the impacts of sea level rise on wintering populations of the saltmarsh and seaside sparrow. Learn more Find a reserve site near you! The N.C. Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve is a network of ten protected sites spanning the North Carolina coast. Learn more about our reserve sites The N.C. Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve is a program of the N.C. Division of Coastal Management, a division of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality. The N.C. National Estuarine Research Reserve is managed through a federal-state partnership between NOAA and the N.C. Division of Coastal Management. The Reserve is a network of 10 protected sites established for long-term research, education and stewardship. This program protects more than 44,000 acres of estuarine land and water, which provides essential habitat for wildlife; offers educational opportunities for students, teachers and the public; and serves as living laboratories for scientists. Learn more about the Reserve program Research Coastal Reserve Education Coastal Reserve Coastal Training Coastal Reserve Stewardship Coastal Reserve Reserve sites Protecting more than 44,000 acres of estuarine habitat for research, education, and stewardship. Learn more about the 10 Reserve sites Contact Us Contact employees at the Reserve to help answer your question. Event Calendar Explore upcoming events. Local Advisory Committees Learn about the role of the advisory committees and read the minutes from previous meetings. Connect with us Facebook Twitter Instagram Tidal Flat Friends of the Reserve N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve • 101 Pivers Island Road • Beaufort, NC 28516 • 252-838-0883 The N.C. Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve is a program of the N.C. Division of Coastal Management, a division of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality. The N.C. National Estuarine Research Reserve is managed through a federal-state partnership between NOAA and the N.C. Division of Coastal Management.