2006 CAMA Plan

The Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) of 1974 requires the establishment of a cooperative program of coastal land management between local government and the State of North Carolina for preparing, adopting, and enforcing local land use plans which provide for the protection, preservation, orderly development, and management of the coastal area of North Carolina.

New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington have jointly prepared a plan since the law was enacted and updates are accomplished on a six-year cycle. The primary focus of the plan is the protection and appropriate development of coastal areas of environmental concern in New Hanover County.


2006 Wilmington-New Hanover County CAMA Plan Update


CAMA Land Classification Map



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