U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program

Conserving our Coasts

Healthy people, healthy fish and wildlife

Alaska has 46,000 miles of coasts — more than any other state — including 9,900 miles of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-managed National Wildlife Refuge coastline. Coastal habitats support fish, migratory birds, shellfish, marine mammals, and myriad jobs, recreational opportunities, and ways of life. Protecting unique coastlines and providing ecological, cultural and economic resilience through coastal habitat…