Oregon’s Ocean Management Program Statewide Land Use Ocean Resources Planning Program Management Program ORS 197 ORS 196 Ocean Policy Goal 19 AdvisoryOcean Resources Council State Agency Territorial Authorities Sea Plan
State Agencies: DLCD/ODFW/DSL/OPRDFederal agencies: FERC, BOEM, NOAA, NMFSOCZMA: local governments, ports and special districtsCommunity‐Based Advisory Committees Ocean Wave Energy Trust (OWET)Ocean Policy Advsiory Council (OPAC) Scientific Technical Advsiory Committee (STAC)EcotrustSurfrider FoundationConservation Community (TNC, OSCC, Our Ocean)
The Moving Parts of TSP: Technological Roadmap DLCD – 12/10 - Lanier
Oregon MSPSeafloor mapping of theTerritorial Sea:NOAA / Contractorscoordinated by Oregon StateUniversity- Seafloor mapping workshop- Priority Areas Selected- Field work completed 2010- < 50% of the territorial sea
Oregon MSPMap overlay of areas important to fisheries for: Coos BayCharlestonBandonReedsportData Collection completed 2010Surveys of commercial, charter and recreational fishing effort
Areas Important to Fisheries a) areas of high catch (e.g., high total pounds landed and high value of landed catch); or b) areas where highly valued fish are caught even if in low abundance or by few fishers; or c) areas that are important on a seasonal basis; or d) areas important to commercial or recreational fishing activities, including those of individual ports or particular fleets; or e) habitat areas that support food or prey species important to commercially and recreationally caught fish and shellfish species.
Oregon TSPMap overlay of areas important to fisheries for: AstoriaWarrentonSurvey of commercial, charter and recreational fishing effort
Fishery ResourcesHigh Competing Use (Level 1) Fishery Resources • Areas of Greatest Importance to Fisheries Planning Unit Grid Used
Fishery ResourcesModerate Competing Use (Level 2) Fishery Resources • Areas of Great Importance to Fisheries Planning Unit Grid Used
Beneficial UsesProtect and encourage the beneficial uses of ocean resources such as navigation, food production, recreation, aesthetic enjoyment, and uses of the seafloor provided that such activities ‐do not adversely affect the resources protected in subsection 1., above (ecological resources and fisheries); avoid, to the extent possible, adverse effects on or operational conflicts with other ocean uses and activities; and comply with the applicable requirements of the Oregon TSP.
Beneficial UsesHigh Competing Use (Level 1) Research Beneficial Uses System Cables • Dredge Material Disposal • Commercial Shipping Lanes (Deep Draft, 2 mi) Shipping • Coastal Discharge Outfall Lanes Marine • National Wildlife Refuges Reserves • Nearshore Research Inventory (OOI, NNMREC) • OR Islands National Cables Wildlife Refuges • Marine Managed Areas • Telecommunication Cables (1000 m) • Marine Renewable Energy Permits A l f i d
Beneficial UsesModerate Competing Use (Level 2) Beneficial Uses • Commercial Shipping Lanes (Shallow Draft) • Inactive Dredge Material Disposal • Navigation Aids • Nearshore Research Inventory • Crabber Towboat Lanes • Ocean Recreation Actual footprints used
Other Marine Users Dredged material disposalCable routes Navigation lanes
Geospatial Analysis for Goal 19 Areas Data Layers Intersected Goal 19 Criteria Areas of Biological Identify Areas of Existing Uses or Areas for with the or Ecological Importance. Importance to Fisheries special management. Planning Grid + + + B&E Exclusion Areas Fishery Exclusion Areas Current Use or Management Exclusion AreasAreas of Opportunity(to be evaluated) + + + = ????’s Areas of Protection under Goal 19
Planning Grid Overlays Summary MapStarted Here Layers + GIS Public Input DataLCDCTSPAC OPAC Public Input Resource Use Public Input Goal 19 Public Input Draft Areas Areas Plan
Marine Marine Marine Resource Marine Resource Renewable Conservation Area Use Management Development AreaEnergy Exclusion Area Area Objective: Protect important, unique, Objective: To maintain Objective: To or vulnerable Goal the long term use and identify areas of Objective: To 19 resources or health of the area by least use conflict for protect already uses. managing for a broad the development of permitted uses range of Goal 19 Marine Renewable and special resources and uses. Energy Facilities. management areas under Goal 19 Ocean Area identified for the Maintain the status quo Resources. protection of Goal 19 for Goal 19 uses and Resources. Any resources. MRE Minimize impacts of development in this development must development to existing area must demonstrate demonstrate no users natural resources, no reasonably significant adverse effects, this is an area that has foreseeable adverse to the extent possible, to been identified for effects to the identified those resources or uses. No development of testing and Goal 19 resources. marine renewable development of marine energy will be renewable energy. permitted in these distinct areas. Screening Visual Resource Overlay ‐ Impact Assessment Analysis standards apply to all areas Marine Recreation Overlay Area Will not be permitted. Higher Permitting Difficulty Level Lower
Once upon a time in the wild west…ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
Formula for SuccessPolitical & Policy Framework is in place: 25 years of state ocean planning: ● Statutory direction & expectations ● Ocean management policies (in state CZMP) ● Tested process (agencies, stakeholders) ● Literacy/expectations among the publicTechnical Framework is in place: ● State agency science/technical capacity ● Academic research capacity at OSU/UO, etc ● Technical expertise from NGO, university partners ● IT capacity within state CZM program Partnerships, leveraging, and trust
Benefits of Marine Spatial PlanningFor industry and stakeholders: Increases certainty for investments Reduces costs in time and effort at project scale Strengthens industry – industry tiesFor government: Promotes better decisions Streamlines, clarifies decision process Reduces the Oops! FactorFor public: Provides transparency Preserves wide range of public values
Conclusion:Oregon’s CMSP ProcessTakes timeTakes effortTakes fundingNever EndsBut:It beats the alternatives (e.g. settlement agreements, lawsuits and appeals), and it’s a cost‐effective means of doing business because it‐ Improves certainty for private and public investments;‐ Reduces (but does not eliminate) political blowback.