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...
Photo Credit: Pat Kight, Oregon Sea Grant (2012) Marine and coastal ecosystems are some of the...
  The Oregon Coastal and Oceans Information Network (OCOIN) aims to unite...
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...

Maps and Tools

Simple place-based mapping and charting of floodplains, demographics, habitat, land use, and more. more

Data Collections

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