To promote management of natural & cultural resources by conducting environmental review of land use activities, initiating participatory planning, enhancing & restoring special areas, & educating through public outreach to preserve the coastal zone.
The American Samoa Coastal Management Program (ASCMP) provides effective resource management for the protection, maintenance, enhancement, and restoration of natural and cultural resources for the Territory. Additionally, ASCMP is tasked with monitoring development within the framework of comprehensive land and resource use planning while simultaneously protecting the territory’s natural resources.
ASCMP plays a central role in promoting development while safeguarding the Territory’s natural resources. ASCMP is engaged at an inter-agency and inter-governmental level. ASCMP also works closely with members of the private sector and community to build stewardship and awareness in the territory.