Programs for Resource Improvement
The Ohio Coastal Management Program (OCMP) integrates management of Ohio's Lake Erie coast in order to preserve, protect, develop, restore and enhance the state's valuable and sometimes vulnerable coastal resources. Following the guidelines set forth in the OCMP, various other programs and plans function to carry out OCMP goals.
About the Ohio Coastal Management Program
Ohio Coastal Management Program Document (3.96 MB pdf )
Designated Ohio Coastal Management Area maps
Triennial federal review of the Ohio Coastal Management Program
- Final Findings 2003-2007 (issued 2008) - 137 KB pdf
- Final Findings 2000-2003 (issued 2005) - 214 KB pdf
- Final Findings 1997-2000 (issued 2001) - 1.83 MB pdf
Ohio Coastal Regulatory Program
Coastal Permits and Lease Application
Coastal Guidance for Construction or evelopment Along Ohio's Lake Erie Shore (pdf)
Lake Erie Shore Erosion Management Plan: The Lake Erie Shore Erosion Management Plan (LESEMP) is a voluntary, non-regulatory initiative developed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to aid property
owners with their efforts to control lake-based erosion. By viewing erosion on a regional scale, the LESEMP products are able to incorporate several characteristics of the Ohio coast, including shore and nearshore geology, as well as habitat for a myriad of species.
Ohio Coastal Design Manual : The ODNR Office of Coastal Management has prepared the print and online versions of the Coastal Design Manual to promote better projects along the Ohio shore of Lake Erie including Maumee Bay
and Sandusky Bay. The manual demonstrates how structures along the shore of Lake Erie are designed and how coastal engineering principles are best applied to achieve a balance between landowners’ needs for erosion control and lake access and the need to protect our lake’s natural resources.
Lake Erie Education and Outreach Program We envision a Lake Erie-literate citizenry applying what they have learned through education and training to make wise decisions and take action that create a healthier Lake Erie.
Lake Erie Literacy Principles and Concepts Lake Erie Literacy is an understanding of Lake Erie's influence on you and your influence on the freshwater lake. Building an understanding of the connections between individual human actions, government policies, economic
decisions and their effects on natural Earth systems is a critical component of environmental literacy. Fostering connections between self and the environment in a local context within the social framework of one’s community and the associated regional resources makes literacy lessons more powerful and longer lasting. Request a Speaker
Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) CELCP helps protect coastal and estuarine lands considered important for their ecological, conservation, recreational, historical or aesthetic value or that are threatened by conversion from a natural or
recreational state to other uses. The program provides federal funding for projects that ensure conservation of these areas for the benefit of future generations, and that can be effectively managed and protected.
Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program Nonpoint source pollution, which includes habitat alteration, is now responsible for most water quality problems in Lake Erie and its tributaries. The CNPCP seeks to address
nonpoint sources of pollution throughout Ohio's Lake Erie Watershed.
Coastal Training Program The Ohio Coastal Training Program (CTP) is a partnership of four programs that collaborate to conduct research, provide education and manage the natural resources of the Lake Erie coastal region. The
Ohio CTP supports events that bring scientists, practitioners, and local decision-makers together to share challenges, innovative science and technologies, and success stories.
Ohio Clean Marinas Program The Ohio Clean Marinas Program is a proactive partnership designed to encourage marinas and boaters to use simple, innovative solutions to keep Ohio's coastal and inland waterway resources clean.
The Program assists these operators in protecting the resources that provide their livelihood - clean water and fresh air.