[Silver Springs, Maryland?] : National Marine Fisheries Service, [2016?]
Book — 1 online resource (28 pages) : color illustrations, color maps Digital: text file.
Habitat provides the foundation for life in oceans, estuaries, lakes, and rivers, and is critical to supporting NOAA Fisheries mandates to sustain fisheries and recover protected resources, as well as many coastal communities. This strategic plan for the NOAA Fisheries Habitat Enterprise identifies habitat management priorities for the next five years (fiscal years 2016 to 2020), and was developed with input from internal and external partners. It will be used to help prioritize habitat conservation activities around the country, align those activities with department and agency goals and mandates (see Appendix 1), and measure progress. In order to be most effective, the NOAA Fisheries Habitat Enterprise works across NOAA and with external partners to protect, maintain, and restore (i.e., conserve) habitats that provide important ecological and societal benefits. The Habitat Enterprise intends to strengthen its relationships, particularly with external partners and the internal science community. This plan serves as a starting point from which to establish and strengthen these connections.