National Estuarine Research Reserve, Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, NOAA. U.S. Department of Commerce
Data Center Description
The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a network of protected areas established for long-term research, education and stewardship. This partnership program between NOAA and the coastal states protects more than one million 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.