Every five years, states and U.S. territories with marine shorelines must review their Coastal Zone Management programs to identify priority needs and improvement opportunities.
State and territories, including Washington, work with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management to develop these multi-year improvement strategies that focus on one or more of nine priority enhancement goals.
The Coastal Program is currently developing its 2021-2025 Program Enhancement Assessment and Strategy. We are interested in getting your feedback during the comment period of Dec. 2, 2020, through Jan. 4, 2021. Please review the draft at the link below and provide comments through our eComments portal.
Since the Coastal Zone Management Enhancement Program was established, Washington has participated in all six planning and enhancement cycles. Please visit our Coastal Zone Program webpage for additional details.