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Webinar: Community Collaboration: A Locally Driven Approach to Estuarine Management

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Monday, 04 November 2019, 3:00

Monday, November 4, 2019. 3:00PM. Webinar: Community Collaboration: A Locally Driven Approach to Estuarine Management. Jenni Schmitt, South Slough NERR and Jill Rolfe, Coos County Planning Department. Sponsored by NERRS Science Collaborative. More information here


Modern management of Oregon’s estuaries and surrounding shorelands is based on the economic and social drivers of the 1970s era within which local land use plans were developed. So how do we modernize land use planning in a way that balances responsible economic development, social interests, and the protection of natural resources? A diverse group of local stakeholders is collaborating to answer this question for one Oregon estuary through: 1) compiling existing data to show current conditions and uses within the estuary; 2) gathering stakeholder input and land use and planning recommendations from a diversity of interest groups; and 3) developing management options and detailed roadmaps for officials to use to update their land use plans. This webinar will highlight the collaborative stakeholder engagement process that is driving this work, and provide a snapshot of the products and recommendations developed through this process.

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