State CZM Program

Purpose:  To “provide for the effective management, beneficial use, protection, and development of the coastal zone.”  See L. 1977, c 188, § 1.

Communities have begun looking at ways to combine local expertise with western science and government to create a balanced approach to managing land and resources.

Our Vision

A vibrant planning and management system that guides human activities to assure that land and water uses are designed and carried out in a manner that sustains the resources and their values.

Given multiple interests in these precious resources, government and public partnerships can help assure comprehensive and coordinated research, policy development, and public education on ocean and coastal interests toward sustaining a healthy coastal zone.

Coastal Zone Management Program

Coastal Zone Management Program

The Latest CZM Initiatives:

Probabilistic Tsunami Design Zone Maps for Hawaiʻi

Section 309 Assessment & Strategy 2021-2025

Ocean Resources Management Plan

Climate Change Adaptation

National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERR) Proposal Process