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

When faced with the question of how climate change will affect Oregon wetlands, the current answer...
Over sixty percent of all Americans live within 50 miles of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans,...
Map by John Ame Note: Oregon's Coast Range is defined here as all of the Coast Range...
The shift from a primarily natural resource based economy to one where tourism and retirement play...
Estuaries are places where the ocean and river mingle to create a dynamic, diverse, and highly...

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