Coastal Smart Growth Home: Getting Started: Special Area Management Plans


Special Area Management Plans (SAMPS) are resource management plans and implementation programs developed to better manage specific geographic areas, such as urban waterfronts.

How to Get Started

Special Area Management Plans: National Overview

Provided by NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management a summary of SAMPs including case studies and overview of objectives, geographic extent and keys to effectiveness.

Rhode Island Special Area Management Plans

Overview of RI SAMPs provided by the RI Coastal Resources Management Council. RI SAMPs focus on coastal issues ranging from Metro Bay for the urban areas surrounding Providence, to Greenwich Bay, and the coastal salt ponds region.

South Wilmington Special Area Management Plan

Delaware's SAMP to address urban coastal management issues in South Wilmington. Neighborhood revitalization issues include economic development, brownfields redevelopment, waterfront revitalization, and floodplain protection.