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Mission statement

OCZMA serves local elected officials on the Oregon Coast.  OCZMA is a clearinghouse of objective information on issues relating to the Oregon Coast—this information is then shared with the state and federal government.  OCZMA conducts studies on the Oregon Coast's economy and carries out applied research to improve the standard of living in the region.  Through our extensive network of local government officials and many other partners, OCZMA gives voice to the concerns and needs of coastal residents.

 

newsletters

Oregon Coastal Notes - April 2016
News and information on coastal issues from OCZMA.

Oregon Coastal Notes - March 2016
News and information on coastal issues from OCZMA

Oregon Coastal Notes - February 2016
News and information on coastal issues from OCZMA.

Oregon Coastal Notes - January 2016
News and information on coastal issues from OCZMA.

Oregon Coastal Notes - December 2015
News and information on coastal issues from OCZMA.

Oregon Coastal Notes - November 2015
News and information on coastal issues from OCZMA.

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter: Alternative Mobility Standards Provides Solutions to Congestion in Seaside (May 2013)
This newsletter explores the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Alternative Mobility Standards and its solutions relating to congestion in Seaside, Oregon. Items/Issues covered in this newsletter include the following:
• Introduction
• Traffic Congestion on the Oregon Coast: Perception vs. Reality
• Roll Back the Clock: Oregon Integrates Transportation and Land Use
• The City of Seaside and the Pac-Dooley Project
• Restarting the Process: Preparing a New TSP for Seaside
• Getting Closure in Seaside

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—The Oregon Coast Awakens to Ocean Planning (March 12, 2012)
This newsletter discusses the Oregon Coast and its awakening to Ocean Planning. Items/Issues Covered in this Newsletter:
• The Oregon Coast Awakens to Ocean Planning
• The Nuts and Bolts of the Process
• Protecting the Fisheries
• Viewsheds Take Center Stage
• The Road Ahead—Stay the Course

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Rescuing A Railroad/Building A Future: A Case Study of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Acquisition of the Coos Bay Rail Line (January 2012)
This newsletter explores the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay's Acquisition of the Coos Bay Rail LIne (CBRL). Items/Issues Covered in this Newsletter:
• Rescuing a Railroad/Building a Future: A Case Study of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Acquisition of the Coos Bay Rail Line
• The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Purchases the Rail Line
• New Opportunities Beckon
• Getting a Head Start on Permitting
• Oregon Makes Transportation a Priority
• Concluding Observations

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—The Challenges and Opportunities of Renewable Energy Development on the Oregon Coast (April 2011)
This Newsletter covers the challenges and opportunities of renewable energy development on the Oregon Coast. Items/Issues Covered in this Newsletter:
• The Challenges and Opportunities of Renewable Energy Development on the Oregon Coast
• A Field Trip to Grayland, Washington
• A Story of Incredible Local Leadership
• What Does This Mean for the Oregon Coast?
• Concluding Thoughts

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Community Teams Call the Question: A Marine Reserves Update (February 2011)
The Newsletters gives an update on the Marine Reserve process in Oregon. Items/Issues Covered in this Newsletter:
• Community Teams Call the Question: A Marine Reserve Update
• Thoughts on OPAC: A Recipe for Stalemate
• Nostalgia for the Coho Crisis
• Enter the Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)
• HB 3013: Taking the Bull By the Horns
• Positive Reports Trickle In
• Back to the Cascade Head Team Meeting
• The Focus Shifts Back to OPAC
• The Devil is in the Details
• Tomorrow's Challenge: Doing Research on Tight Budgets

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Branding the Oregon Coast and Coastal Hazards Mapping Dominates OCZMA's June 2010 Meeting in Astoria, Oregon (September 27, 2010)
This Newsletter covers discussions at OCZMA's June 11, 2010 meeting in Astoria, Oregon on Branding the Oregon Coast for entrepreneurs and Coastal Hazards Mapping on the Oregon.
Items/Issues Covered in this Newsletter:
• Branding Expert Validates Lifestyle Entrepreneur Marketing Concept
• A Curious Package Arrives
• "What's Gordon Moore Really Like?"
• Next Steps: Preparing for Launch
• Hazard Mapping Raises Concerns at OCZMA Meeting
• The Missing Conversation
• Initial Thoughts

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Solving Big Problems in Tillamook County: A Case Study of the Intersection of U.S. Highway 101/Route 6 & Other Successes (June 2010)
This newsletter discusses transportation issues within the City of Tillamook at the intersection of U.S. Highway 101 and Route 6.
Items/Issues Covered in the June 2010 Newsletter:
• Solving Big Problems in Tillamook County: A Case Study of the Intersection of U.S. Highway 101/Route 6 & Other Successes
• Are Couplets One Answer
• U.S. Highway 101 & Route 6—A Gnarly Intersection
• Senator Johnson Brings Home the Bacon
• Working Toward Consensus—Getting People Involved
• Getting To Yes
• Doing Something About Flooding—Project Exodus
• A Recipe For Success
• Closing Thoughts: The Secret Success

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—"Lifestyle Entrepreneur" Campaign Gets Shoved Under a Microscope by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) (April 2010)
This newsletter focuses on Oregon Public Broadcasting's (OPB) recent Think Out Load Program held in Newport, Oregon on April 19, 2010. This program was the first in a series of four that OPB's Think Out Load has scheduled on Rural Oregon (the Rural Oregon Project).
Items/Issues Covered in the April 2010 Newsletter:
• "Lifestyle Entrepreneur" Campaign Gets Shoved Under a Microscope by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)
• The New Pioneers
• Think Out Loud (TOL) Comes a Calling
• Discouraging Words on the Radio
• The Blogs After the Show
• Staying Grounded: Two Coasts

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Oregon's Digital Divide: A Coastal Perspective (February 2010)
Read this newsletter for an update on telecommunications in Oregon, especially coastal Rural Oregon.
Items/Issues Covered in the February 2010 Newsletter
• Oregon's Digital Divide: A Coastal Perspective
• It's About Connectivity
• Why is Fiber Optic Route Redundancy a Big Deal?
• Why Does the Digital Divide Exist?
• What Can We Do?
• Rolling Up Our Sleeves in Gold Beach
• A Memorable Dinner
• Following Through—Big Time
• Information and Relationships Matter
• Coming Full Circle in Oregon
• Looking Ahead: Opportunities Abound

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—The Eagle is Landing: OPT Announces Wave Energy Buoy Deployment off Reedsport (January 2010)
Wave energy is about to become a reality off the Oregon Coast. Read this newsletter for an update on that reality.
Items/Issues Covered in the January 2010 Newsletter
• The Eagle is Landing: OPT Announces Wave Energy Buoy Deployment off Reedsport
• The Future is Now
• Ceremony at Oregon Iron Works (OIW)
• Back to Reedsport
• A Banner Crab Season
• Looking Ahead: Local-State-Federal Coordination is Key

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—The Story of NSAT (Depoe Bay Near Shore Action Team): One of Oregon's First Marine Reserves (October 2009)
This newsletter covers the history of the Depoe Bay Near Shore Action Team (NSAT) proposed marine reserve on the Oregon Coast.
Items/Issues Covered in the October 2009 Newsletter
• The Story of NSAT (Depoe Bay's Near Shore Action Team); One of Oregon's First Marine Reserves
• The Education of Jack Brown
• The Birth of the Near Shore Action Team (NSAT)
• NSAT Nominates a Marine Reserve Site
• Getting Others Involved
• Governor Kulongoski Launches a "Public" Marine Reserve Normination Process
• November 1, 2007: A Sea Change Meeting with the Governor
• Time Out: New Instructions for OPAC
• Back to NSAT: A Glass Half Empty
• Where Do Things Stand? Time for Implementation
• Post Script

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Is Wave Energy Real? An Oregon Perspective (September 2009)
This newsletter is a summary of the recently held Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) 4th annual wave energy conference held in Seaside, Oregon on September 15-16, 2009. It also covers Oregon's marine spatial planning process.
Items/Issues Covered in the September 2009 Newsletter
• Is Wave Energy Real: An Oregon Perspective
• Marine Spatial Planning (MSP): A Chance to Get it Right

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Modernizing U.S. Highway 20: Overcoming Adversity in the Coast Range (April 2009)
Issues/Items Covered in the April 2009 Newsletter
• Modernizing U.S. Highway 20
• A Tree Falls in the Forest
• "Houston, We Have a Problem!"
• Tour of the Construction Site
• Taking It All In
• How the Project Began
• Recent History: Teamwork & Patience Pays Off
• An Important Willamette Valley Perspective
• Lining Up the Resources
• Looking Ahead: A Different Future for the Oregon Coast

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter: The Economic Stimulus Package: Will Oregon's Rural Communities Get Their Fair Share? (January 9, 2009)
Issues/Items Covered in the January 9, 2009 Newsletter:
• The Economic Stimulus Package: Will Oregon's Rural Communities Get Their Fair Share?
• Talking Transportation the Night Before
• A Discordant Note: It's the Process Stupid!
• 2008 is not 1933!
• Progress on Streamlining: Are We Getting it Right?
• Back to the 2nd Oregon Rural Congress Meeting
• What's Important for Rural Oregon?
• Thoughts About the Future of the Oregon Rural Congress
• Did You Know Statistics?

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter: Oregon Rural Congress (September 2008)
Issues/Items Covered in the September 2008 Newsletter:
• Oregon Rural Congress Meeting a Success
• The Crisis in Rural Oregon
• Please, Not Another Gripe Session
• A Rainy Day in Cascade Locks
• Day Two: How Are We Doing?
• Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB): The Discussion Continues

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter: Special Report-Wave Energy Development off Oregon Sparks Strong Community Concerns (June 2008)
• This Special Report on Wave Energy explores wave energy development in Oregon.

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—A History of U.S. Highway 101 (March 2008)
Issues/Items Covered in the March 2008 Newsletter:
• "A History of U.S. Highway 101" (this newsletter covers the history of U.S. Highway 101 and the importance Conde McCullough's Bridges were to the building of U.S. Highway 101 in the 1930s).

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Oregon Salmon Disaster (June 28, 2006)
Issues/Items covered in the June 28, 2006 Newsletter:
• Governor Kulongoski & the Oregon Legislature Throw a Life Line to Oregon's Commercial Salmon Fleet
• A Token Fishery Creates Hardship
• The Long March to the Emergency Board
• A Memorable Day in the Capitol
• Postcript
• City of Cannon Beach Joins OCZMA
• OCZMA's Web Site

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Wilbur Ternyik Honored at Seaside Ceremony in May 2006 (November 21, 2006)
Issues/Items covered in the November 21, 2006 Newsletter:
• The Clatsop Nehalem Confederated Tribe Honors Wilbur Ternyik at Seaside Ceremony on May 27, 2006 (this newsletter covers the Clatsop Nehalem Confederated Tribe's honoring of Wilbur Ternyik). This is the Native American Tribe that hosted Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery at Fort Clatsop during the winter of 1805-1806.

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Tsunami Workshop (March 31, 2005)
Issues/Items covered in the March 31, 2005 Newsletter:
• Tsunami Workshop Yields Consensus—Inundation Zone Mapping & Public Education are Key to Saving Lives
• The Tsunami Workshop: The First Day—The Nature of the Event
• The Tsunami Workshop: Day Two
• What Can We Do to be Safe?
• What's the State of Oregon's Role?
• Closing Thoughts

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Wilbur Ternyik Tribute (October 19, 2004)
Issues/Items covered in the October 19, 2004 Newsletter:
• Former Senator Mark Hatfield Leads Effort to Honor Coastal Legend Wilbur Ternyik (Short biography touches on the highlights of Wilbur Terynik's career; all of us are the beneficiaries of Wilbur Ternyik's remarkable legacy)

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—U.S. Highway 101 (June 1, 2004)
Issues/Items covered in the June 1, 2004 Newsletter:
• Concerns Raised About U.S. Highway 101
• Past Efforts to Deal with U.S. Highway 101
• ODOT Staff Develops New Reporting Tool—A Conditions Report
• ODOT Preparing Conditions Report for U.S. Highway 101
• The Big Picture: OTC Launches Transportation Plan Update
• Circling Back to U.S. Highway 10

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Transportation (April 23, 2003)
Issues/Items Covered in the April 23, 2008 Newsletter:
•Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) Meets with Local Officials & Coastal Legislators to Discuss Coastal Transportation Issues
• Vulnerable Coastline
• Alternative Route (Detour) Planning
• Highway 101: An Aging Actor Staging a Comeback
• Spirited Discussion about Goal 18 & HB 3228
• Meeting with Representative Alan Brown
• Meeting with Coastal Caucus Members
• Regulatory Reform
• Is the Coast Ready for Lewis & Clark?
• Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
• The Road's Open
• Epilogue
• Oregon Coast Lands Two Substantial Scenic Byway Grants

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Maintenance Dredging (March 19, 2003)
Issues/Items covered in the March 19, 2003 Newsletter:
• Oregon Congressional Delegation Strongly Supports Funding for Coastal Harbor Maintenance
• Bottom Line on Harbor Maintenance
• What's Really Going On
• A Memorable Meeting with the Office of Management & Budget (OMB): Telling Our Story
• Closing Thoughts

Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Marine Reserves (January 30, 2002)
Issues/Items Covered in the January 30, 2002 Newsletter:
• Monterey Odyssey: Toward a Genuine Dialogue on Marine Reserves
• Groundbreaking Position on Marine Reserves Passed at OCZMA January 11, 2002 Meeting in Newport

  


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