The Ohio Coastal Training Program is administered by Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve within the ODNR Office of Coastal Management.
Helping communities and the nation address coastal issues is what drives the National Estuarine Research Reserves’ training efforts. The Coastal Training Program provides technical training for professionals that advances national coastal management priorities, addresses local needs and ensures the effective use of reserve-based science.
Audiences served include professionals who make decisions about coastal resources, including elected officials, local government staff members, state agency personnel, business professionals, industry associations and private practitioners.
Training topics are chosen through periodic audience assessments and planning and strategy development at Old Woman Creek in collaboration with stakeholders. Recent topical areas have included coastal habitat restoration, nature-based shorelines, water quality, stormwater management, land use and coastal development.