Coastal Planning

Coastal Planning

Oregon's coast, with its rugged headlands and shifting beaches, along with its susceptibility to natural hazards and its endangered habitats, offers many land use planning challenges.

Articles & Stories

 The Oregon Coastal and Oceans Information Network (OCOIN) aims to unite data sources and make them...
Photo credit: Randy Baumhover, Shore Acres State Park, Oregon (2014)The term “biophysical”...
Coastal areas of Oregon (and the rest of western North America) are particularly vulnerable to...
Estuaries are places where the ocean and river mingle to create a dynamic, diverse, and highly...
Over sixty percent of all Americans live within 50 miles of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans,...

Maps and Tools

With hundreds of map layers available to draw from, you can use the Oregon Explorer Map Viewer... more

Data Collections

ShoreZone is an online inventory of the biology and geology of North America's Pacific coast from... more
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