West Coast Planning Seminar

April 28, 2017 - 12:00 PM

 Newport harbor.  Photo by Kirt Edblom.
Newport harbor. Photo by Kirt Edblom.

The emerging West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB) has announced a public webinar to provide a progress report and answer questions from stakeholders.  It takes place at noon on Friday, April 28.  Topics include the progress being made toward a West Coast-wide ocean plan, future opportunities for stakeholder engagement, discussion about organizing sub-regional groups for more targeted planning, and links to data and science.

The webinar is free and open to all, but it is necessary to register.  To do so, go to.  Information about connecting to the webinar will be sent to those registered.

The RPB is a partnership among U.S. federal agencies, the states of Washington, Oregon and California, 13 federally-recognized tribal governments and the Pacific Fishery Management Council, focused on discussing existing and emerging uses of our ocean. The group initiated a conversation among federal, state and tribal governments in 2013, decided to form an RPB in early 2015, and finalized a charter in early 2016. It is currently initiating enhanced stakeholder engagement and outreach throughout the West Coast.  RPBs have already been formed on the East Coast.  The National Ocean Policy established during the Obama administration encouraged regional planning coordination for the ocean.

If you have any questions, contact RPB Coordinator John Hansen at [email protected].