The adaptive management activities of the USGS Chesapeake Bay program are no longer maintained under this site. Please visit the USGS Chesapeake Bay homepage for information on project activities or the decision support tools page for a list of web map applications.
The COAST Mission:
The Chesapeake Online Adaptive Support Toolkit (COAST) is a decision-support system designed to assist land management and restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. COAST uses an adaptive-management framework to provide access to a diverse suite of spatial information, monitoring data, and supporting scientific research to help Federal, State, and local resource managers better target, implement, and assess the effectiveness of their activities.