Washington CRS Highlights
The Washington Coastal Zone Management Program within the Shorelands & Environmental Assistance (SEA) program provides long-term, tailored assistance to risk-exposed communities through strategies that meet multiple objectives for on-the-ground performance and co-benefits. SEA provides coastal data in CRS-appropriate format alongside tools and technical assistance to help communities understand and use it, and works closely with FEMA to bring mapping resources to communities.
SEA also provides coordination on coastal flood migitation issues across federal, state, local, and NGO partners. The program coordinates the Washington Coastal Hazards Resilience Network, a learning network for state and local floodplain management professionals, and participates on the Washington Silver Jackets team. SEA also partners with the Puget Sound Partnership and The Nature Conservancy through the Floodplains by Design program to promote comprehensive, natural infrastructure-driven floodplain management using CRS participation, risk reduction, and ecosystem restoration.