Coastal Planning
  • Coast
  • Coastal Management
  • coastal-resiliency

Coastal Planning

 With 367 miles of Gulf beaches and more than 3,300 miles of shoreline surrounding bays and estuaries, Texas has one of the longest coastlines in the country. The GLO ensures proper management and stewardship of the Texas coast through a combination of federally partnered and state led coastal planning efforts.

Coastal Texas Program

The Coastal Texas Program is a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Gulf Coast Protection District, and the GLO to deliver critically needed risk reduction from storm surge for the communities, nationally important industries, and vital ecosystems of the Texas coast. The program presents an integrated and comprehensive coastal resiliency strategy that is in coordination with the Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan.  

Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan

The Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan is the GLO’s state led coastwide plan to protect and promote a vibrant and resilient Texas coast that supports and sustains a strong economy and healthy environment for all who live, work, play, or otherwise benefit from the natural resources and infrastructure along the Texas coast.

The Texas coast is an integrated network of built infrastructure and natural environments that should be considered as a cohesive system to understand and achieve coastal resiliency. The state’s natural coastal environments contribute resources and invaluable ecosystem services – such as cultural and recreational benefits, seafood, flood prevention, and habitat productivity – that bolster business development, improve quality of life, and attract people to Texas. The coast’s-built environments provide the support services, transportation, and infrastructure systems that allow communities, businesses and families to grow and flourish up and down the coast.