COASTAL VULNERABILITY Assessment
Climate change and sea-level rise are projected to impact communities across the globe. In California, nearly four dozen coastal jurisdictions have completed vulnerability assessments to understand the potential effects of sea-level rise and related hazards in order prepare for potential impacts to residences, businesses, built infrastructure, and the natural environment.
Malibu’s Coastal Vulnerability Assessment was undertaken to provide the community details on existing coastal conditions in Malibu and highlight the future vulnerability of the City’s built and natural coastal resources and assets to projected sea-level rise, tidal inundation, storm flooding, and coastal erosion in the near- (present-2049), mid- (2050-2060), and long-term (2080-2100).
Community input is vital to the success of Malibu’s Coastal Vulnerability Assessment. The City of Malibu invites community members to participate in upcoming workshops to learn about Malibu’s Coastal Vulnerability Assessment and projected impacts of sea level rise, ask questions, and provide input. For more information, contact the Environmental Sustainability Analyst at 310-456-2489, ext. 292, or email@example.com.
- View the recording of the Coastal Vulnerability Assessment Virtual Workshop: Project and Findings
- Review Malibu’s Draft Coastal Vulnerability Assessment Report 2023 and Interactive GIS Map
- Public Workshop 2: Community Feedback, date and time to be announced in 2024
- Area 1 Map: Nicholas Canyon Beach, Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu Springs (32234 - 33904 Pacific Coast Hwy.)
- Area 2 Map: Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach, Point Lechuza, Trancas Beach (30179 - 32433 Pacific Coast Hwy.)
- Area 3 Map: Zuma Beach, Point Dume (west) (28211 - 30185 Pacific Coast Hwy.)
- Area 4 Map: Point Dume (east), Escondido Beach (25560 - 28807 Pacific Coast Hwy.)
- Area 5 Map: Dan Blocker Beach, Puerco Beach, Malibu Bluffs (24300 - 26701 Pacific Coast Hwy.)
- Area 6 Map: Amarillo Beach, Malibu Beach, Malibu Lagoon (22426 - 24700 Pacific Coast Hwy.)
- Area 7 Map: Carbon Beach, La Costa Beach, Las Flores Beach (20546 - 22852 Pacific Coast Hwy.)
- Area 8 Map: Big Rock Beach, Las Tunas Beach (18820 - 20862 Pacific Coast Hwy.)
MALIBU LIVING SHORELINE
The City has partnered with The Bay Foundation and Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors on the Malibu Living Shoreline Project.
The Project will restore three acres of sandy beach and dune habitat at Zuma and Point Dume County Beaches, providing a cost-effective and low-impact solution to increase the resiliency of the beach shorelines.
- Increase the resiliency of the shoreline through the restoration of sandy beach and foredune habitat
- Implement landscape protection measures against sea level rise and coastal storms
- Increase engagement of the community through enhanced beach experiences, outreach, and education
Blue City Certification
The non-profit organization Project O certified the City of Malibu as a “Blue City” in 2021 through the Blue City Network, a certification process using a data-driven approach to assessing communities’ efforts towards protecting our world’s oceans. The Blue City Network is a coalition of communities from around the world that collaborate in their ongoing quest to become true champions of the environment. Malibu completed a thorough assessment of its current environmental initiatives and programs and is ranked in the Ocean Champion Tier.
“We’re honored to welcome Malibu as the newest member of the Blue City Network. This certification proves that Malibu has taken measurable action through policy and conservancy to protect the ocean and waterways.”
-Evelina Marchetti, Project O Executive Director of Operations