Marine Protected Areas for National Parks, Northeastern US

The purpose of this project (concluded in June 2003) was to set the stage for engaging the Northeast National Parks in Marine Protected Area establishment. MPAs are a possible tool for the National Park Service to use to meet its mandate of preserving and protecting natural resources within park boundaries of Acadia, ME; Cape Cod, MA; Boston Harbor Islands in Massachusetts; Fire Island and Gateway National Recreation Area in New York and in Assateague, VA, and Maryland.