Welcome to RMA

The Resource Management Agency strives to ensure that its customer service standards are consistent with the Agency’s Mission Statement:

The mission of the Resource Management Agency, in cooperation with the public and our partner agencies, is to protect the consumer and community’s health, safety, and environment by carrying out adopted laws and policies, and educating, assisting, and empowering Ventura County residents and businesses to be good stewards of the land and our resources.


In addition, RMA has identified those core values which will guide us in carrying out our mission. These values are directly related to our customer service and include:

  • Honesty, hard work, and ethical behavior

  • Transparency and accountability

  • Equitable treatment and respect of all constituents

  • Excellence in service delivery


A photograph of a beach.

The County of Ventura is actively planning for sea level rise to protect coastal resources and to minimize impacts to residents, businesses, and visitors. The coastal zone in unincorporated Ventura County includes approximately 29 miles of coastline and is home to world class surf spots, including Rincon Point. Land uses along the County's coastline include public beaches, State park facilities, critical infrastructure such as bridges, State highways and coastal access routes, residential communities, agricultural fields, and one naval base. As such, coastal hazards associated with sea-level rise could result in significant impacts throughout the coastal zone.

The VC Resilient Coastal Adaptation Project (VC Resilient) strives to use the best available science to understand critical vulnerabilities and then to develop a balanced and forward-thinking response to sea-level rise. Through an understanding of coastal hazards, we can begin to prepare for a future when sea level rise impacts are more severe.

Generous grants from the California Coastal Commission and the California Coastal Conservancy, together with supplemental funding from the County of Ventura, have made this project possible.

California Coastal

Sea Level Wise

Become Sea Level Wise! Learn more about sea level rise science, hazards and vulnerabilities in unincorporated Ventura County

Sea level Rise Adaptation

Learn more about sea level rise adaptation and possible adaptation strategies for unincorporated Ventura County

GIS Story Map

View the impacts of projected sea level rise on your favorite beaches using the interactive VC Resilient GIS Story Map

VC Resilient Flyers

Sea Level Rise Information and Useful Information for Coastal Residents

About the VC Resilient Project

Click here for more information on the two phases of the VC Resilient Project and to review public outreach and public hearing materials

Get Involved! There are Two Ways to Participate:

1. Join the VC Resilient Interested Parties Notification List

Click here to subscribe to the VC Resilient stakeholder list.You will receive email notifications regarding this project and future public hearings.

2. Leave Comments

You may submit comments about the VC Resilient Coastal Adaptation Project and how you think the County should plan for sea level rise and coastal hazards in the form below. The comments will help inform Planning Staff on community concerns about sea level rise and help to begin a discussion about adaptation.

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Questions related to the VC Resilient Coastal Adaptation Project should be directed to the Project Planner, Aaron Engstrom. He can be reached at (805) 654-2936 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..