PBR HAWAII supported the State Office of Planning Coastal Zone Management Program (CZM) with an update to the Statewide Ocean Resource Management Plan (ORMP). The work involved statewide public and stakeholder information sharing sessions, incorporation of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), and enhanced graphics.
Updated every five years, the ORMP facilitates compliance with CZM objectives and policies by improving inter-agency collaboration across natural resources rather than jurisdictional boundaries. The goals for this update of the ORMP are to:
In 2021 the American Planning Association, Hawai‘i Chapter recognized the excellence of the completed Statewide Ocean Resource Management Plan with its Environmental Planning Award.