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.
Become Sea Level Wise! Learn more about sea level rise science, hazards and vulnerabilities in unincorporated Ventura County
Learn more about sea level rise adaptation and possible adaptation strategies for unincorporated Ventura County
View the impacts of projected sea level rise on your favorite beaches using the interactive VC Resilient GIS Story Map
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.
Questions related to the VC Resilient Coastal Adaptation Project should be directed to the Project Planner, Aaron Engstrom.