NERRS National Map

Map of NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System

NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a network of 28 Reserves in 23 states and territories. NOAA provides each reserve with funding, national guidance and technical assistance, while the states provide matching funds, personnel, and administrative oversight. The NERRS helps to protect more than one million acres of estuarine land and water; offers educational opportunities for students, teachers and the public; informs and trains coastal land managers and other decision makers; and serves as a network of living research laboratories for scientists.