Coastal RSM Plan Development, Orange County, CA
The Orange County Coastal RSM Plan is currently being developed to assist government entities, municipalities, stakeholders, and communities in developing strategies for beneficial reuse of sediments within Orange County's coastal watersheds to address coastal erosion. The Plan's purpose is to provide sufficient information for local and regional coastal decision makers to develop policies and/or execute management sub-plans for the future vitality of Orange County beaches and shoreline areas. Tasks to be completed as part of Plan preparation include:
- Stakeholder outreach and coordination to ensure that local issues are addressed,
- Collection of pertinent data related to physical (wave directions, currents, etc.), economic (tourism, beach use, potential funding streams, etc.), sediment (potential sources, needs, locations, quantities, dredging statistics etc.), and environmental (critical species and habitats) concerns,
- Preparation/compilation of spatial layers to allow Inclusion of this data into CSMWs GIS database as appropriate for visualization and ease of use by coastal decision makers,
- Identification of and recommendations for techniques to enhance governance issues related to Plan implementation, and
- Incorporation of strategies into a Coastal RSM Plan specific to Orange County.
The draft Orange County Coastal RSM Plan is currently (August 2012) available for public review and comment through the link to your right. The final Plan should be available by December 2012. Several stakeholder meetings have occurred to obtain public and local agency input, and a kickoff meeting was held in Costa Mesa on November 10, 2009. Information presented at the stakeholder and kickoff meetings are available through links to your right.
CSMWs regional partner for the Coastal RSM Plan is Orange County Parks (contact: Susan Brodeur ), who’s responsibility is to ensure that the Plan adequately reflects the needs of the region. CSMWs point of contact for the project is Heather Schlosser of the Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Please check back often as ongoing activities and Plan developments will periodically be posted on this website.
Please check back often as ongoing activities and Plan developments will periodically be posted on this website.