2014 Virginia Coastal Zone Partners Workshop

The December 2014 Virginia Coastal Partners Workshop was an important part of the 2016-2020 Virginia Coastal Enhancement Program development process.  During the course of the workshop, attendees heard presentations on critical or evolving coastal resource management issues, and helped prioritize which areas should be considered the highest priorities for the Virginia CZM Program and the focus of Coastal Enhancement (Section 309) strategies for the coming 2016-2020 cycle. Participants had an opportunity to “vote” whether each issue area ranked as a high, medium or low priority for development of 5-year management strategies that will lead to new enforceable policies. Participants also brainstormed strategy ideas for the topics ranked high priority. 

After the workshop, Virginia CZM Program staff analyzed the results and created recommendations for three (3) strategies for Coastal Policy Team approval at their Feb 3, 2015, meeting:  

  • Ocean Management (including marine debris)
  • Coastal Hazards (emphasizing shoreline management and community resilience)
  • Cumulative and Secondary Impacts of Growth and Development (CSI) (including working waterfronts)

Presentation to Coastal Policy Team (PP PDF)

Final strategies - approved by NOAA in March 2016 - are available on the 2016-2020 Virginia Coastal Enhancement Strategies webpage

Workshop Sessions and Presentations

- browse the sessions and presentations provided below or use the following links to go directly to the session of interest:

Opening 
Coastal Hazards 
Public Access 
Ocean Resources and Marine Debris 
Aquaculture 
Energy Facility Siting 
Cumulative and Secondary Impacts of Coastal Growth and Development 
Special Area Management Plans 
Wetlands
Closing Session


Session: Opening

NOAA Perspectives on National Coastal and Ocean Management Priorities -- Joelle Gore, Office for Coastal Management, NOAA 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at joelle.gore@noaa.gov

Goals of the Workshop -- Laura McKay, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at laura.mckay@deq.virginia.gov


Session: Coastal Hazards

Coastal Hazards Overview: Phase I Assessment -- Shep Moon, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at shep.moon@deq.virginia.gov

Climate Change Projections and State Adaptation Efforts -- Molly Mitchell, Virginia Institute of Marine Science-Center for Coastal Resources Management 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at molly@vims.edu

Climate Adaptation Challenges and Solutions -- Skip Stiles, Wetlands Watch 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at skip.stiles@wetlandswatch.org

Implementation of Shoreline Policy through Guidance, Modeling and Maps -- Marcia Berman, Virginia Institute of Marine Science-Center for Coastal Resources Management 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at marcia@vims.edu


Session: Public Access

Public Access Overview: Phase I Assessment -- Beth Polak, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at beth.polak@deq.virginia.gov

2013 Virginia Outdoors Plan: Virginia's 10th Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) -- Danette Poole, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at danette.poole@dcr.virginia.gov

Citizens Providing Citizens Access to the Coast: An Example from the Middle Peninsula -- Lewis Lawrence, Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at llawrence@mppdc.com


Session: Ocean Resources & Marine Debris

Ocean Resources: Phase I Assessment and Status of Current Ocean Planning Activities and Future Needs-- Laura McKay, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program and Katie Register, Clean Virginia Waterways 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at laura.mckay@deq.virginia.gov and registerkm@longwood.edu

Marine Debris Reduction Activities: Status & Future Needs -- Katie Register, Clean Virginia Waterways 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at registerkm@longwood.edu


Session: Aquaculture

Aquaculture Overview and Phase I Assessment -- Chip Neikirk, Virginia Marine Resources Commission 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at chip.neikirk@mrc.virginia.gov

History and Trends in Shellfish Aquaculture -- Michael Oesterling, Shellfish Growers of Virginia 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at mikeo@vashellfish.org 


Session: Energy Facility Siting

Energy  & Government Facility Siting Overview and Phase I Assessment -- Nick Meade, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at nick.meade@deq.virginia.gov

Emerging Energy Issues for Virginia's Coastal Zone: Fracking, Pipelines, Terminals, and Offshore Oil & Gas Development -- David Spears, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at david.spears@dmme.virginia.gov 


Session: Cumulative & Secondary Impacts of Coastal Growth & Development

Cumulative and Secondary Impacts of Growth and Development Overview and Phase I Assessment -- Beth Polak, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at beth.polak@deq.virginia.gov

Economic Impacts: Working Waterfronts Economic Drivers -- Tom Murray, Virginia Sea Grant, Virginia Institute of Marine Science 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at tjm@vims.edu

Virginia Stormwater Management Program: Local VSMP Implementation -- Joan Salvati, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at joan.salvati@deq.virginia.gov

Land & Water Quality Protection -- Whitney Katchmark, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at wkatchmark@hrpdcva.gov  


Session: Special Area Management Plans

Special Area Management Plans Overview and Phase I Assessment -- Nick Meade, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at nick.meade@deq.virginia.gov

Seaside Special Area Management Plan -- Curt Smith, Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at csmith@a-npdc.org


Session: Wetlands

Wetlands Overview and Phase I Assessment -- Shep Moon, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at shep.moon@deq.virginia.gov

Sea Level Rise in Virginia -- Carl Hershner, Virginia Institute of Marine Science-Center for Coastal Resources Management 
Download PDF of Presentation - contact speaker for more information at carl@vims.edu

Day 2 - Review of Phase I and Phase 2 Assessment Information Needs & Brainstorm Strategies for High Priority Topics
All nine topic rankings reviewed. For each topic receiving a “high” ranking, we formed a discussion group; some topics were be combined.  Workshop participants l self-selected into one of the topical groups.  Each topic group discussed data needs for the assessments and brainstormed grant strategy ideas for about 30 minutes. Participants were able to rotate to a different topic for each of the next two, 30 minute sessions. If they preferred, they remained in the same topic group. Each group presented their ideas to all workshop participants for further discussion and refinement so that clear grant strategy ideas could be recommended to the Virginia CZM Coastal Policy Team.

2016-2020 Coastal Enhancement Area - Priority Ranking Results (PP PDF) 


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