About Us

Coastal Conservation Network is organized to protect our coastal communities and conserve our natural and scenic seashores for clean water, coastal habitat, and safe recreation. We work for sensible strengthening of coastal protections for our communities and for our livelihoods.



Oregon coast from NOAA Photo Library 2



Coastal Conservation Network is a new organization dedicated to our coasts — the critically important interface between land and ocean — where so many of us live and work. Our mission is to conserve coastal ecosystems and improve coastal resiliency through collaboration, technology, outreach, education, and advocacy.


Executive Director Terry J. Harris


Executive Director Terry J. Harris earned a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, and is presently admitted to the Washington and Maryland bar associations. Prior to joining CCN, he was Executive Director at Kootenai Environmental Alliance, a non-profit organization based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Previously, he practiced law in Baltimore, Maryland, served as political committee chair and interim Executive Director of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, served as treasurer of the Herring Run Watershed Association, and founded the Baltimore-based non-profit Cleanup Coalition.

email: terry(at)coastalconservation.net