Achieving a Resilient Oregon Ocean & Coast

Executive Summary

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.