Technical Assistance

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What is technical assistance?

In the context of CTP, technical assistance is a service provided to local and regional coastal decision-makers that supports and contributes to better informed decision-making to improve coastal stewardship.  This service generally involves repeated interaction over some period of time.


CTP can help address the complexities of decision-making through technical assistance

Other examples of CTP technical assistance include:

  • Aiding land trusts or watershed councils with strategic/action planning
  • Assisting partners with grant writing
  • Creating a publication or website for use by coastal decision-makers
  • Planning GIS products (e.g. map of town’s environmental resources, local land acquisition priorities, etc.)
  • Facilitating meetings
  • Helping state agencies with plan revisions
  • Providing survey and evaluation assistance
  • Serving in an advisory or leadership role on a committee/watershed group
  • Supporting natural resource managers with implementation of best management practices


Are you are a coastal decision-maker interested in receiving technical assistance?

Please contact Kristen Goodrich, Coastal Training Program Coordinator, for more information:  kgoodrich(at)