The Oregon Energy Plan identified Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) as a strategy to reduce energy consumption in the transportation sector. The Oregon Transportation Research Education Consortium defined and supported ITS strategies for implementation in Oregon. This project incubated a state-wide collaboration of response personnel to establish a Traffic Incident Management Implementation Committee, tasked with implementing […]
The Oregon Sustainability Board wanted to provide support and guidance for schools and districts as they endeavor to improve ecological performance and save money. Governor Ted Kulongoski asked Secretary of State Bill Bradbury to convene a team of key representatives from public, private, and nonprofit entities to develop a compendium of practices and resources for […]
Oregon Solutions convened eight counties across the state to develop locally-based approaches to reduce the number of Oregon children in foster care by 20 percent by 2011. The project was spurred in part by a grant from the Casey Foundation, with an emphasis on creating alternatives to foster care and addressing equity issues. The counties […]
The Oregon Solutions Animal By-Products project explored economically viable, environmentally benign and socially acceptable options for processing the organic residues of slaughtering offal, other meat-based residues, and on-farm animal mortality into marketable products. The project pursued options that captured by-product value through energy production and nutrient recycling in addition to traditional rendering products.
The Oregon Solutions Stream Restoration Partnership Project, sponsored by The Freshwater Trust and the Department of State Lands (DSL), was designed with the goal of making private land restoration easier on a landscape scale and at an accelerated pace that promotes the quality conservation outcomes needed to attain watershed health in a meaningful time frame.
The Renewable Energy Opportunities and Eastern Oregon Landscape Conservation Partnership was established to collaboratively address the needs and issues inherent to renewable energy development and habitat conservation across Eastern Oregon. Partners sought to collaborative approaches to mutually address issues, beginning with sagebrush and sage grouse issues, to determine criteria for identifying areas in Eastern Oregon […]
In 2009, Oregon’s Alternative Fuels Working Group (AFWG) identified a number of barriers associated with transportation electrification and provided recommendations to address the barriers. One recommendation of the AFWG was the creation of a governor designated Executive Council to formulate strategies, plans, and partnerships. The Transportation Electrification Executive Council (TEEC) was established by Executive […]
Since 2008, the purpose of the FFWG (formerly the FFAC Implementation Working Group) has been to pursue implementation of the Board of Forestry’s recommendations on how to accomplish more management on federal lands in partnership with the state. These recommendations appear in the Board’s 2009 report, “Achieving Oregon’s Vision for Federal Forestlands.” Beginning with the 2015-17 […]