On April 27-29, 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management conducted a routine review of the Massachusetts coastal program as required by Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA). These reviews are typically conducted in person and include a variety of site visits—but given COVID-19 restrictions, the review was done virtually. To help bring the Massachusetts coast alive for the NOAA reviewers, the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) created a story map collection. These story maps include an overview of the entire 1,500-mile coastline, along with a story map of each of CZM’s five regions with some highlights of coastal habitats, state parks and sanctuaries, ports and harbors, recreational beaches and waterfront access, and more.
See the Regional Tours for the NOAA 312 Review Story Map Collection to launch the complete set, or use the links below to explore them individually: