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The Preliminary Draft Marine Spatial Plan is now available!

These preliminary documents are intended to provide key stakeholders and tribes an opportunity to conduct an early review of the plan and provide feedback to state agencies on plan content. A formal draft is currently expected to be released for public comment in May.

The preliminary plan is provided in five documents:

1. Introduction: Section 1 provides basic background information on topics including the planning process, goals, and tribal treaty rights.

2. Baseline Information: Current Conditions and Future Trends Section 2 gives information about current conditions and existing uses in the study area. It also includes discussions of potential new uses and climate change.

3. Spatial Analyses: Section 3 provides an overview of the data, methods, and results of three spatial analyses done to support the Marine Spatial Planning Process.

4. Management Framework: Section 4 describes information related to the implementation of the Marine Spatial Plan.

Appendices: This section provides additional information including maps referenced in the plan and a full list of WCMAC recommendations.

These sections are also available in one combined file. Please visit the Resources page to view or download the preliminary plan files.

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