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TitleShore protection policy and practices in Oregon: An evaluation of implementation success
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsGood, James W.
Secondary TitleCoastal Management: an International Journal of Marine Environment, Resources, Law, and Society
Volume20
Issueno.4
Paginationp.325-352
Date Published1994, Oct-Dec
Call NumberOSU Libraries: Valley HT392 .C64, Guin HT392 .C64
Keywordscoastal hazards, environmental policy and law, erosion, human impacts, landslides, Lower Siletz River, Siletz Bay, Siletz Spit, wave height
NotesThis article uses the Siletz littoral cell, which runs from Government Point to Cascade Head, and includes the Siletz Spit, Siletz Bay, and the Lower Siletz River, as a test site to see how Oregon’s shore protection policies are working. The author concludes that, “Put simply, in the Siletz littoral cell outcomes are inconsistent with policy goals. Policies give preference to hazard avoidance and nonstructural means of erosion control, yet in practice, seawalls and revetments are the preferred hazard reduction strategy… Cumulative effects of current practices, which may result in significant beach loss over the long term, are given little consideration.” (p.348)
Series TitleCoastal Management: an International Journal of Marine Environment, Resources, Law, and Society