The Assessment of Oregon’s Regulatory Framework for Managing Estuaries is a component of a multi-year effort by the Department of Land Conservation and Development to facilitate the modernization of local estuary management plans. Other current projects to support local estuary planning efforts include re-mapping of estuary habitats, and an assessment of social and economic trends likely to affect future estuary and shoreland uses and activities.
This analysis is intended to produce a qualitative assessment of the current state regulatory framework for managing estuaries. The assessment focuses on the provisions of Statewide Planning Goal 16, Estuarine Resources, Statewide Planning Goal 17, Coastal Shorelands, related administrative rules, and other program authorities, for the purpose of determining suitability to meet future needs for the management of Oregon’s estuaries.
To view or download a copy of the assessment, please click on the title above.
The department welcomes your feedback and input on this assessment as we evaluate the conclusions and recommendations for further work. Please direct questions and comments to:
Matt Spangler | Senior Coastal Policy Analyst
Oregon Coastal Management Program
Financial Assistance for this project was provided by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as part of a state program grant made pursuant to Section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972.