Oregon is currently engaged in a variety of ocean planning and management activities that will affect the future of our ocean ecosystem and economy. This website will help you learn about these activities and about opportunities to be involved. Be sure to check the calendar of Upcoming Ocean Events, the Latest Additions of publications and announcements, and the list of Most Popular articles and information about Oregon’s ocean.
The Council has met monthly from January to August 2018 to develop their report and made recommendations in five key areas:
Complementary with the OAH Council goals, Oregon is also partnering with the States of Washington and California as well as the Province of British Columbia to collaboratively build recommendations and actions that incorporate the unique needs and values of each jurisdiction, while also creating a unified regional strategy. The work of Oregon’s OAH Council will become part of this regional strategy, through the creation of Oregon’s OAH Action Plan. Oregon’s OAH Action Plan, to be finished by mid-2019, will describe state and local actions that will make a difference for Oregon in facing ocean acidification and hypoxia, as we plan for a more resilient future.
Updating Oregon's Oil Response Plans
In summer 2019, DEQ will release updated oil spill response plans for the Oregon coast with new strategies to contain and collect spilled oil and keep it away from sensitive natural, cultural, historic, and socioeconomic resources. Where possible, the new oil spill response plans for the coast will include strategies to protect rocky shore areas for the species that live there and the people who visit them. These plans will also include information for notifying resource managers and affected facilities when spills happen.
Rocky Shores Amendment Navigation
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