The In-charge, Office of the Regional Executive Director and OIC, ARD for Technical Services Ronald D. Gadot oriented the SB members of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Gutalac, Zamboanga del Norte on the Mainstreaming of Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) approach to the LGU Comprehensive Land Use Plan on October 17, 2022.

ICM is a ridge-to-reef approach and one of the strategies to comprehensively manage, address, and effectively reduce the drivers and threats of degradation of coastal and marine ecosystems in order to promote, achieve and promote sustainability of ecosystems services, food security, and climate change resiliency for the benefit of the present and future generations.

Updating of CLUP is LGU-led and DENR will provide technical assistance consistent with its mandate.