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Florida Coastal Office Programs

Oleta River State Park - A new growth of mangroves

Aquatic Preserve Program

DEP manages Florida's 41 aquatic preserves, approximately 2.2 million acres of submerged lands.
A orbicella faveolata coral species

Coral Reef Conservation Program

Coordinates research and monitoring, develops management strategies, and promotes partnerships to protect the coral reefs, hardbottom communities,...
Honeymoon Island State Park - Blue Skies & White Sands on the beach

Florida Coastal Access Guide

A guide to public coastal access points along the entire Florida coast from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean
Image of a bridge within St. Andrews State Park

Florida Coastal Management Program

Coordinates local, state and federal agency activities using existing laws to protect coastal resources.
Fish swimming above an elk horn coral at Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects 2,900 square nautical miles of waters surrounding the Florida Keys, from south of Miami westward to...
sunset over Apalachicola Bay

National Estuarine Research Reserves -...

The research reserve includes the lower 52 miles of the Apalachicola River and floodplain, as well as most of Apalachicola Bay.
An aerial view of a salt marsh at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

National Estuarine Research Reserves - Guana -...

The GTM Research Reserve protects 73,352 acres south of Jacksonville on the northeast coast of Florida.
An aerial photo of coastal mangroves at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

National Estuarine Research Reserves - Rookery...

Located at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the gulf coast of Florida, the research reserve represents one of the few remaining...
St. Andrews State Park - Sea Urchins underwater

Outer Continental Shelf Program

DEP oversees activities in federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf to ensure consistency with state laws and policies.
saw palmetto and pines make up a mesic flatwoods in St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve

State Buffer Preserve Program

Buffer Preserves include lands managed by DEP on the mainland and the natural islands.

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