Informational Meeting on National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion Policies: How They Could Effect Property Owners in Our Area Thursday Sept. 23

The Port of Nehalem will host Tillamook County Commissioner David Yamamoto and Tillamook County Department of Community Development Director, Sarah Absher on Thursday, September 23, 3-5 p.m., participate online or via telephone, as they share critical information on the pending National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Biological Opinion (BiOp) Policies. The NMFS BiOp will impact many Tillamook County residents, farmers, businesses, and public entities.

As currently written, the BiOp directs the FEMA National Floodplain Insurance Program (NFIP) to impose severe restrictions and bans on future development, redevelopment or repair in floodplains statewide to protect fish habitat (salmon and steelhead). In Tillamook County, communities like Nehalem, Tillamook, Pacific City, and more exist within these highly restricted areas and would be severely impacted.

The goal of this meeting is to expand community awareness about the BiOp, look at specific examples of the BiOp’s critical impacts to the region, and what our residents, businesses, and public entities’ next steps might be.

Microsoft Teams meeting info:
Participate via computer or mobile app:
 go to the Port’s website: https://portofnehalem.org for details

Actual MS Teams log in:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZGE3MDRhYmUtOGFjOC00YTIxLWJkZTAtNGVhMTJhZGMzZjM0%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22c36936a2-9287-41d0-ab0e-d326170124cd%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22a778a00d-fa88-43c0-ae32-327fe256f901%22%7d

Or call in (audio only): Dial 1 971-254-3149 and enter the Conference ID below when prompted.
Conference ID: 318 561 194#

A video of the presentation will be recorded and when available, a link to it will be posted on the Port’s website.