35th Meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force in Washington

February 10, 2016 The U.S. Coral Reef Task Force will hold its 35th biannual meeting February 16-18 in Washington, D.C. The meeting, hosted by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, will emphasize the importance of conserving coral reefs, highlight conservation strategies and successes, and discuss how the task force and its members can meet the challenges facing coral reefs and local communities.

Key discussion topics include understanding and mitigating the effects of climate change on U.S. coral reefs, improving reef resilience, and outlining successful outcomes from federal agency partnerships with the nonprofit community.



U.S. Coral Reef Task Force meeting
Media and the public are welcome to attend the public sessions


Business meeting and public sessions held on Thu., Feb. 18, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:40 p.m. The agenda is available online.


U.S. Department of the Interior
South Interior Building
1951 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20245

  • Eileen Sobeck, assistant NOAA administrator for fisheries

  • Lori Faeth, deputy assistant secretary for policy and international affairs, Department of the Interior

  • Pat Montanio, director, NOAA Office of Habitat Conservation

  • Jennifer Koss, director, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

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