This web page broadly identifies and describes the coastal erosion hazard that Oregon faces. It also highlights previous plans, assessment tools and resources that have been developed to identify, profile and assess the vulnerability and risk from coastal erosion events in Oregon.
Coastal erosion is a complex process involving many natural and human factors. It is a chronic hazard along many areas of the Oregon Coast, especially sand spits, bluffed coastline, and dune-backed beaches.
COASTAL EROSION STATE RESOURCES:
COASTAL EROSION INTERNET RESOURCES:
Oregon Coastal Management Program
Works with local, state and federal agencies to facilitate responsible management of Oregon's ocean and coastal resources. To achieve these aims, the program provides financial and technical assistance.
Oregon Coastal Atlas
Planning for Natural Hazards: Oregon Technical Resource Guide
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD)
Oregon Regional Risk Assessment
The state’s risk assessment is divided into eight geographic regions to provide a locally appropriate analysis of risk. Included are: a regional profile and maps, event history, and an analysis of the probability of and vulnerability to future events.
Oregon's Regional Hazards Viewer
The interactive viewer visually displays perceived vulnerability per hazard for each county in Oregon, which allows communities and the state to compare the vulnerability of hazards across regions.
The coastal erosion chapter of the state Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan provides a characterization of the coastal erosion hazard in Oregon. Additionally, the chapter describes current state programs and strategies, highlights successes in mitigation, and proposes short and long-term actions for future mitigation in the state.
Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience
Community Service Center
University of Oregon
Last Updated 07/02/2007