For several years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service (NOAA-Fisheries) and FEMA have been working together to identify measures that will reduce negative impacts from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on salmon, steelhead and other species listed as threatened under the  Endangered Species Act (ESA). 

On April 14, 2016, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) delivered to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) a jeopardy biological opinion (BiOp) on implementation of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in Oregon. The BiOp includes a set of recommendations for reducing the impact of NFIP related development on salmon.

Link to the DLCD Webpage for the latest on the Biological Opinion, impacts to the NFIP, what Communities can expect, and links to other portals to help explain this important development.



Contact for Oregon Risk MAP

The Department of Land Conservation and Development is the lead on the Oregon Risk MAP project. To reach the program coordinator contact:

Dave Lentzner
635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150
Salem, OR 97301-2540

Phone: 503-934-0010