Tillamook Estuaries Partnership

A National Estuary Project

10-yr Work Plan (CCMP)



Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan

Each location within the National Estuary Program is required by the Clean Water Act to develop and implement a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). The purpose of these CCMPs is to define the priority issues facing the health of the respective estuaries and watersheds and present action plans to effectively address those issues. CCMPs set ambitious, but achievable, long-term targets to restore America's iconic waterways.

TEP's revised CCMP is an action agenda for the upcoming decade (2019-2029). This document utilizes the original CCMP (1999) as its foundation along with assessments of what has been completed, what is ongoing, what new issues have emerged, and what has lost relevance over the past 20 years. Three new goals, which apply across TEP's entire focus area, have been developed for the revised CCMP:

  • 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).

TEP will work with its partners to prioritize activities based on critical gaps, relevancy, resources, and funding. TEP recognizes that as conditions change so will the CCMP implementation strategies: the CCMP is meant to be a dynamic blueprint for clean water, healthy habitats, abundant wildlife, and vibrant communities.