Ocean Acidification & Hypoxia Action Plan 2019-2025
Oregon’s OAH Action Plan, as adopted by Governor Brown, will guide Oregon’s efforts and become Oregon’s submission to the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification, and thus will be shared with the region and world. Oregon’s OAH Action Plan is the roadmap for the next 6 years (2019-2025). It builds on the recommendations and actions developed in the Oregon 2018 OAH legislative report, but adds specific steps for implementation in the next 6 years, making it a meaningful way to invest in our future, to better adapt to and mitigate the problems we are already seeing, and which will worsen in the decades to come. The results of increasing Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) have had far-reaching consequences, for both Oregon’s ocean ecosystem and the economy, consequences that we, as a society, are only just beginning to understand and quantify.
Explore the Action Plan
pdf Executive Summary (427 KB)
pdf Oysters Species highlight (1.10 MB)
pdf Salmon Species Highlight (2.06 MB)
pdf Crab Species highlight (1.68 MB)
Every action requires state leadership and resources to implement projects that lead to better understanding of OAH and to adaptation and mitigation steps.
Because Oregon is one of the first states to feel the impacts of OAH, it is our hope that these actions can serve as a model for others to apply to their own geographical and political context. This work will also help demonstrate that local actions are meaningful in fighting the global challenges of climate and ocean changes.