Thank you for taking the time to browse our publications. Our intent is to make the information that the Oregon Coastal Management Program has compiled, presented, and written easily accessible to the general public.
Regional Framework for Climate Adaptation – Clatsop and Tillamook Counties
In 2014, the OCMP and Oregon Sea Grant initiated a collaborative effort on the north coast that involved federal agencies, state agencies, Tillamook and Clatsop Counties, cities, and NGOs in planning for climate change. This collaboration was based on the Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework developed in 2010. It was designed to ‘align’ agency climate adaptation priorities and to build capacity at the state and local levels to plan for climate variability and change. This effort was conducted as a proof of concept to develop a low-overhead, comprehensive, risk- and landscape-based approach to climate adaptation planning. The effort produced the Regional Framework for Climate Adaptation – Clatsop and Tillamook Counties. The framework provides reliable information to support planning and actions to address the likely effects of climate change on coastal communities. It identifies priority climate risks, management objectives for climate adaptation, and implementation mechanisms that can be used to achieve those objectives. Management objectives are identified for four different management regimes: Infrastructure, Public Health and Safety, Natural Systems, and Working Lands.
Regional Framework for Climate Adaptation – Clatsop and Tillamook Counties, which includes Appendix I
Appendix II. Summary of Climate Adaptation Work
South Clatsop County Resilience Guide—Guidelines for Achieving Community Resilience (pdf)
The South Clatsop County Resilience Guide—Guidelines for Achieving Community Resilience provides information about community resilience and a structured approach that can be used by communities to improve their resilience to disturbances like natural hazards. The guidelines present a broad-scale frame for thinking about community resilience, and include the use of a resilience assessment based on resilience elements and a set of aspirational goals under each element. Although the guidelines were developed in partnership with north coast communities, they are a good source of information for use by any community that may be considering planning for community resilience.
Note that Appendix I contains useful background information for resilience planning, and Appendix II is exactly the same content as pages 19-38 of the Guidelines, but retains the original 11x17 inch page size.
The South Clatsop County Resilience Guide was supported by a grant from NOAA’s Coastal Community Resilience Networks program and produced by the Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience through a project that included Oregon Sea Grant, the communities of Gearhart, Seaside, Cannon Beach and Clatsop County, and several state agencies with responsibilities that affect community resilience.
Preparing for a Cascadia Subduction Zone Tsunami: A Land Use Guide for Oregon Coastal Communities (pdf)
The purpose of the guidance is to assist vulnerable communities as they incorporate tsunami resilience measures into their local land use programs. The land use guide is designed to be tailored by communities to address their individual tsunami risk and location and provides comprehensive information focused on land use planning approaches to reduce tsunami hazard risk and implement important land use resilience measures.
This tsunami land use guidance was developed by DLCD in partnership with a diverse and capable advisory committee comprised of participating State of Oregon agencies and organizations, local government representatives, and Cogan Owens Cogan, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm. Advisory Committee members from Local governments included representatives from the Cities of Cannon Beach, Coos Bay, Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Manzanita, Seaside, Waldport, Yachats, and Coos County.
A Citizen's Guide to Oregon's Coastal Management Program (pdf)
This booklet discusses the origins and the intent of the federal, state and local regulations that govern the management of coastal resources in Oregon. In addition, the Guide explains how local government decisions are made, the legal basis for decision-making and how citizens can participate. This most recent edition was produced by the Oregon Coastal Management Program in 2014.
Neskowin Coastal Erosion Adaptation Plan, final (pdf)
The Neskowin coastal erosion adaptation planning effort is a great example of collaboration and determination related to addressing increasing coastal erosion. The effort resulted in comprehensive land use amendments which were adopted by Tillamook County and include a coastal erosion adaptation plan and associated comprehensive plan and code amendments. The department believes that this work represents an excellent approach, or template, to implement the requirements of Goal 7 and Goal 18 relating to coastal erosion, and that they have considerable value in providing guidance to other coastal communities in addressing coastal hazards issues.
Geological Report Guidelines for New Development on Oceanfront Properties (doc, pdf)
Produced by the Coastal Processes and Hazards Working Group and Oregon Coastal Management Program staff (including DLCD, DOGAMI, and OPRD), this is a list of geologic factors, analyses and recommendations which should be included in geologic reports for new development on oceanfront property, as well as property close enough to the ocean to be influenced by coastal geomorphology and ocean-caused erosion. This document is meant to be a resource for local government review and ordinance updates, geologic and engineering consultants, and those interested in coastal property.
Geological Report Guidelines for Shoreline Protective Structure Applications (doc, pdf)
Produced by the Coastal Processes and Hazards Working Group and Oregon Coastal Management Program staff (DOGAMI, DLCD, and OPRD), this is a list of considerations to be included in geologic reports for oceanfront shoreline protective structures. It is meant to provide an additional resource for local government review and ordinance updates, OPRD Ocean Shore Program staff, property owners, and geologic consultants.
The Water Quality Model Code and Guidebook
This document was prepared to assist cities and counties interested in reducing impacts on water quality from urban development activities. It is designed to dovetail with the Model Development Code for Small Cities recently developed by the state's Transportation and Growth Management Program. The ordinances address urban non-point pollutant sources as identified by the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Marine Fisheries Service as having potential to degrade surface water, ground water, and/or aquatic habitat, and also addresses water quality issues related to flood mitigation under the National Flood Management Act. Produced by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, 2000.
Chronic Coastal Natural Hazards Model Code (pdf)
The DLCD has prepared a model ordinance in an effort to further assist local governments to address increasing chronic coastal hazards. The code language, or portions thereof, are intended to be used as an overlay zone and should be modified as needed to fit with applicable zoning codes. This model overlay zone is intended to be used with DOGAMI risk zone maps and analyses but could be modified to be used with other credible regional hazard maps and analyses. The model should provide opportunities for innovative options for coastal hazards management within chronic coastal hazard erosion areas. Please contact Laren Woolley, Coastal Shores Specialist, for further information.
Chronic Coastal Natural Hazards Geographic Information System
This resource is a CD ROM containing the littoral cell management planning guide information and a geographic information system [GIS] project for the South Beach area of Newport. The GIS project demonstrates how to develop a littoral cell management plan using the guide. The GIS project is built using the program Arc Explorer. This program is included on the CD ROM along with instructions on how to set up and use the inventory data base. Produced by Shoreland Solutions and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, 1998.
Climate Ready Communities (2009) (pdf)
This document lays out an initial framework for coordinated action between coastal local governments, state agencies, and the public to address the effects of climate change on the Oregon coast.
Littoral Cell Management Planning along the Oregon Coast (pdf)
This document provides coastal planners and policy-makers with a structured system for assessing chronic hazard alleviation needs. Littoral cell management encourages assessment of coastal hazards at the scale of individual littoral cells or subcells. This improves consistency in the quality of hazard assessment when it is carried out on an area-wide scale, increases the effectiveness of hazard alleviation, minimizes potential for adverse impacts, and makes decision-making more timely. Produced by Shoreland Solutions for the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, 1995.
Appraisal of Chronic Hazard Alleviation Techniques [Chapter 2] (pdf)
This document is designed to serve as a guide that can be used by decision-makers at all levels to assess chronic coastal natural hazard alleviation options. This is an excellent tool for choosing the best hazard mitigation technique based on long-term vs. short-term scenarios and specifically looking at: hazard avoidance options, options for wave attack, options for mass wasting, and indirect approaches to hazard mitigation. Produced by Shoreland Solutions and the Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association for the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, 1994.
The Oregon Estuary Plan Book (link to external site, use Back button to return)
Produced for the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, 1987.
Territorial Sea Plan (pdf)
Produced by the Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council for the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, 1994.
Managing Oregon’s Ocean Resources (pdf)
Interim Report to the Joint Legislative Committee on Land Use
Produced by the Oregon Ocean Resources Management Task Force for the
Department of Land Conservation and Development, 1988.
Oregon’s Ocean Resources Management Plan
Produced by the Oregon Ocean Resources Management Task Force for the
Department of Land Conservation and Development, 1991.
Analysis of Extreme Waves and Water Levels on the Pacific Northwest Coast (pdf)
Paul D. Komar and Jonathan C. Allan, 2000.
Contents of the Geotechnical Reports Related to the Impacts of Coastal Erosion and Related Hazards (pdf)
Paul D. Komar, 1993.
Spatial and Temporal Variations in the Wave Climate of the North Pacific (pdf)
Jonathan C. Allan and Paul D. Komar, 2000.
The following documents are not available on-line. For more information or to request publications not available online, e-mail Lorinda DeHaan.
- The Oregon Ocean Book, , Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
- Oregon Coastal Management Plan, , Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
- Rocky Shores Communication Strategy, BUCY Associates, , Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
- Creating the Mosaic: An Ocean Management Conference for the Pacific Coast of the United States, Proceedings, , Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
For more information or to request publications not available online, e-mail Lorinda DeHaan.