Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

Clackamas County seeks public comment on update to Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Clackamas County is currently in the process of updating their existing Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP). This work is being performed in cooperation with the University of Oregon's Institute for Policy Research and Engagement - Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience and the Oregon Department of Emergency Management utilizing funds obtained from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. With re-adoption of the plan, Clackamas County will maintain its eligibility to apply for federal funding towards natural hazard mitigation projects. 

This local planning process includes a wide range of representatives from city and county government, emergency management personnel, and outreach to members of the public in the form of an electronic survey. This mitigation plan also affects the cities of Canby, Estacada, Gladstone, Happy Valley, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Molalla, Oregon City, Sandy, West Linn, and Wilsonville, and the special districts of Clackamas Fire District, Clackamas River Water, Colton Water District, and Oak Lodge Water Services.

Changes in the 2024 plan

  • Update hazard-related information and data for improved characterizations of evolving hazards, such as drought, extreme heat and other climate change-related impacts.
  • Improve the risk assessment section through an enhanced vulnerability assessment of community assets and infrastructure.
  • Better integrate NHMP information in related county plans and planning documents.
  • Provide mitigation and NHMP-related information in more accessible methods to the public, including improved educational resources and outreach activities
  • North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council
  • Greater Oregon City Watershed Council