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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. 
 
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 document is a how-to book about coastal management. It explains who makes the decisions, the legal requirements for decisions, and gives elected and appointed officials useful information as they decide how and where new development will occur. Produced by the Oregon Coastal Program, 2001. 
 
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 (pdf)
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 (pdf) 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.
 
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.
 
 
Other Documents
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, [1985], Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
  • Oregon Coastal Management Plan, [1977], Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
  • Rocky Shores Communication Strategy, BUCY Associates, [1995], Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
  • Creating the Mosaic: An Ocean Management Conference for the Pacific Coast of the United States, Proceedings, [1995], Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
 
For more information or to request publications not available online, e-mail Lorinda DeHaan.

Foundational Documents of the OCMP
These documents provide historical background and context for the Oregon Coastal Management Program (OCMP).  Our intent in providing this resource is to improve the understanding and effectiveness of the OCMP through a more thorough knowledge of its programs and authorities.
 
OREGON COAST CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (OCC&DC)
 
Freshwater Resources in the Oregon Coastal Zone.  One of 10 resource inventories prepared for the OCC&DC, this document provides a coastwide identification of the characteristics, uses, needs and management considerations associated with freshwater resources. 
 
Final Report of the OCCDC, File 1 of 3.  This file contains the Introduction, Chapters I and II, and Sections A, B, and C of Chapter III.
 
Final Report of the OCCDC, File 2 of 3.  This file contains Chapter III, Sections D, E, F, and G, and Part IV.
 
Final Report of the OCCDC, File 3 of 3.  This file contains Chapter V, the Appendices to the Report.
 
APPROVAL OF THE OREGON COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).  This document, prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, documents the expected environmental impacts, positive and negative, of the approval by the Secretary of Commerce of the proposed Oregon Coastal Management Program. 
 
OCMP Approval Findings.  This document provides the findings by the Secretary of Commerce in support of the approval of the Oregon Coastal Management Program under Section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.
 
1987 OREGON COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM DOCUMENT
 
Oregon Coastal Management Program.  Known as the Green Book, the Program Document, approved in 1987, remains the approved version of the OCMP. 
 
OCMP Document Appendices.  The Appendices to the 1987 Oregon Coastal Management Program Document (the Green Book).  This file is 33.51 megabytes in size.