Map of the Day: Human Use and Management Chart, North Coast Section of Oregon

…from the ESRI Map Book, Volume 24

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“The State of Oregon and Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) need geospatial information for the coastal and offshore areas of Oregon for planning. This map is one in a reference chart series showing human use and management. Generated initially to support the Oregon marine reserve proposal process, these maps were part of a larger effort that also mapped biological resources and seafloor and shoreline.

“The sea has traditionally been familiar territory to the fishing community. Other interests such as potential wave energy projects and marine conservation have emerged. The maps help OPAC members and others understand current and potential use of specific areas. The maps are used to facilitate planning, state and local discussions, and education efforts.

“Courtesy of Andy Lanier and Barbara Seekins.”