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Coastal Resources Management Program

The mission of the Pennsylvania Coastal Resources Management Program is to protect and enhance fragile natural resources utilizing a comprehensive approach to managing complex resource needs in its two coastal areas. The Lake Erie coastal zone features beautiful Presque Isle State Park, Pennsylvania’s only “seashore” and an international shipping hub with an unique maritime history in the City of Erie, which is enjoying an economic and cultural renaissance. At the opposite end of the state, the Delaware Estuary coastal zone has transformed from its industrial past into a showcase for urban trails and the world’s largest freshwater port on the longest undammed river system on the Atlantic Coast.

What's New

The Coastal Resources Management Program has released the new interactive Lake Erie Control Point Bluff Erosion StoryMap. This web-based application allows viewers to learn about Pennsylvania's bluff recession monitoring program, see measurement data, view historical aerial photography, and read example case studies. More information is accessible under the "Lake Erie Bluff Recession" section on this website.

Contact Us

For more information, call the Coastal Resources Management Program at 717-772-4785 or e-mail at During teleworking conditions, e-mail is the preferred method of contacting the program.