Human Benefits of Nature Cross-Team

Human Benefits of Nature Cross-Team

Healthy ecosystems provide natural, social, and economic benefits that allow our coastal communities to thrive.

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Human Benefits of Nature Cross-Team Initiative explores the inherent connection between people and the natural environment. Actions by this Cross- Team promote stewardship of coastal and marine resources, examine benefits of the ocean and coastal blue economy, and assess ecosystem services gained from coastal restoration and protection activities.


Learn more about the Team’s focus areas and actions in the Governors’ Action Plan for Healthy and Resilient Coasts.

cross-team initiative goal

  • Advance the understanding of how protection, restoration and management of coastal and marine natural resources benefit people and advance inclusion of these human-natural connections in value assessment, management and policy decisions, and communications