Coos Estuary Land Use Analysis Project

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June 5th and 6th, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Coos Bay Library (525 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay)

To provide decision-makers the opportunity to discuss evaluation and draft Coos Bay Estuary Management Plan (CBEMP) policy options (implementing ordinance and code amendments) that include integrating the
Communities, Lands & Waterway Data Source and Map Atlas into the CBEMP. The Map Atlas is proposed to replace the current Coos Bay Estuary Plan Maps to the extent there are replacement maps. The Communities, Lands & Waterway Data Source will be used to update portions of the written text in the CBEMP. The technical data found in Volume II Part II of the CBEMP will be replaced with any technical data that was used to support the Map Atlas. The generalized information including the background will be used to update Volume I Part I of the CBEMP. The ordinance portion will be drafted to help with the usability issues.

CBEMP Code Update Agenda 190605
CBEMP Revisions Memo 052919

The Partnership for Coastal Watershed (PCW), in collaboration with Coos County and South Slough Reserve, recently received $246,000 from the National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s (NERRS) Science Collaborative Program to assist the County’s Planning Department to update environmental and community data related to the Coos Bay Estuary Management Plan (CBEMP). Some parts of the CBEMP have not been updated for 40 years.

The Coos Estuary Land Use Analysis Project (Project) will provide the County with up to date information (e.g., current land ownerships, designated land uses, natural hazards) to improve the CBEMP’s permitting and resource protection processes; data that will also be critical to the County’s future revision of the CBEMP. The project will also assemble and articulate land use recommendations as proposed by local stakeholders from economic development, natural resource protection, and socio-cultural perspectives. The Project creates no financial burden to Coos County, and does not make land use decisions or advocate for or against any particular project.