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
Take the VC Resilient Public Survey to share your opinions on the County’s approach to future sea level rise. Sign-up to receive project updates and notifications
View the impacts of projected sea level rise on your favorite beaches using the interactive VC Resilient GIS Story Map
Click here for more information on the two phases of the VC Resilient Project and to review public outreach and public hearing materials
Questions related to the VC Resilient Coastal Adaptation Project should be directed to the Project Planner, Aaron Engstrom.