The work we do to protect and restore our waterways and natural spaces is both important and extensive. It can’t be completed overnight. Which is why we’ve created our CCMP to be a long-term guide for our ongoing restoration efforts.
As part of the National Estuary Program, the Clean Water Act requires each location within the program to implement a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan, or CCMP. The purpose of this CCMP is to define the biggest issues facing the health of our estuaries and watersheds and present plans to effectively address those issues. TEP’s revised CCMP is a 10-year action plan for 2019-2029 that utilizes our original 1999 CCMP as its foundation. Our CCMP goals are:
Maintain and improve the beneficial uses of estuaries and watersheds for humans and native aquatic and terrestrial species (Water Quality Improvements);
Conserve and restore ecological functions of Tillamook County’s estuaries and watersheds to benefit native aquatic and terrestrial species and the communities that depend on them (Habitat Restoration);
Foster awareness of Tillamook County’s estuaries and watersheds, engage in problem solving, and take action to conserve and enhance our natural resources (Community Education & Engagement).
We recognize that as conditions change, so will the CCMP implementation strategies. That’s why we work with our partners to prioritize activities based on critical gaps, relevancy, resources, and funding.
As we work toward our mission and goals, this CCMP continues to serve as our dynamic blueprint for clean water, healthy habitats, abundant wildlife, and vibrant communities.