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

"Land use" refers specifically to human uses of the land. The term "land cover" is used for...
 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”...
Photo Credit: Pat Kight, Oregon Sea Grant (2011) Marine fisheries are a significant source of...
When faced with the question of how climate change will affect Oregon wetlands, the current answer...

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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