Oregon Coastal Management Program (OCMP)
Oregon's Coastal Management Program (OCMP) is the combined effort of 32 cities, seven counties, and a host of state agencies to carry out the statewide land use program on the Oregon coast. All Statewide Planning Goals apply to the coast, but the OCMP emphasizes estuarine resources, coastal shorelands, beaches and dunes, and ocean resources. The mission of the OCMP is to work in partnership with coastal local governments, state and federal agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure that Oregon's coastal and ocean resources are managed, conserved, and developed consistent with statewide planning goals.
The OCMP assists coastal governments in their land use activities by providing federal money for plan maintenance, plan amendment, and periodic review. All coastal jurisdictions that have acknowledged comprehensive plans approved by NOAA/Ocean and Coastal Resource Management for inclusion in the OCMP are eligible. A principal mission of the Program is to help local governments do a better job of planning for coastal hazards. The OCMP provides funds cities and counties to acquire better data and analysis of coastal processes, and to improve hazard policies and education. The Coastal Program will be expanding efforts to help local governments and communities to identify and adapt to the effects of climate change such as sea level rise, increasing storm intensities, and increasing wave heights.
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