Lincoln County Board of Commissioners
225 West Olive Street, Room 110
Newport, Oregon 97365
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Our research objectives were: 1) to identify current state-level policies in terms of their potential influence on ocean and coastal resilience; 2) to describe the strengths, limitations and potential challenges of current policies; and 3) to provide examples of best practices in terms of state-level policies related to ocean and coastal resilience. We selected four different strategies to accomplish our objectives: content analysis of existing state policies (Statewide Planning Goals 7 and 16-19, Beach Bill, Oregon Resilience Plan and Territorial Sea Plan), interviews and surveys with relevant stakeholders, and case studies of best practices for resilience planning and policy.