The State of Oregon holds the waters, shoreline, and living resources of its shoreline in trust for the public. The state has therefore established in law a program of planning and management that includes ocean resource goals and policies. The Oregon Territorial Sea Plan (TSP) was first adopted in 1994 and provides detailed guidance to state and federal agencies to manage uses within the state’s territorial sea, from shore to three nautical miles offshore. State ocean resources are governed by a tapestry of authorities at multiple government scales, and the TSP acts as a coordinating framework from which individual agencies institute regulations and management activities. 

The Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) was given the responsibility of stewarding the TSP, in conjunction with the Oregon Land Conservation and Development, when necessary to deal with new concerns as they occur.  

 Territorial Sea Plan Table of Contents


     Part One: Ocean Management Framework
     Part Two: Making Resource Use Decisions
     Part Three: Rocky Shores Management Strategy
          A. pdf Introduction (32 KB)
          Draft Plan Amendment  pdf Rocky Habitat Management Strategy 2022 (4.48 MB)
     Part Four: Uses of the Seafloor
     Part Five: Uses of the Territorial Sea
          B. pdf Appendix B (12.80 MB)
          Appendix A. pdf Glossary of Terms (51 KB)
          Appendix B. pdf References (9 KB)
          Appendix C. pdf Acronyms And Abbreviations (3 KB)  
          Appendix D. pdf Notes on Tidal Related Shore Lines (76 KB)  
          Appendix E. pdf Oregon Ocean Law: ORS 196.405-.515 (42 KB)  
          Appendix F. pdf Goal 19, Ocean Resources (23 KB)  
          Appendix G. pdf Policies of the Oregon Ocean Plan (36 KB)  
          Appendix H. pdf Rocky Shores Classification System (730 KB)  
          Appendix I. pdf Three Arch Rocks Management Report (87 KB)