Regions Archives: Eastern Oregon

Moist Mixed Conifer Science-Policy Workshop

The Moist Mixed Conifer Science-Policy Workshop was held in Pendleton Oregon on December 4-5th and brought together scientists, technical specialists, forest collaboratives and policy-makers to discuss management strategies for eastside moist-mixed conifer forests with the following focus: Goals: Review the latest research findings on moist mixed-conifer forests, to take advantage of the Pacific Northwest Research Station’s just-completed […]

Prosperity Pilot Malheur CTE

The Oregon Prosperity Initiative (OPI) is a commitment to create a robust, thriving economy by removing barriers to overcoming poverty and empowering citizens to maximize their potential.  The initiative is working on two fronts: ensuring that people and families who are currently living in poverty have access to critical resources, and addressing the root causes […]

Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon)

SageCon Background and Overview The SageCon Partnership coordinates federal, state and local planning and implementation efforts  to address the multiple threats to sage grouse across the Eastern Oregon sagebrush landscape. For more information about the SageCon Partnership see:  http://orsolutions.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/SageCon_OverviewFactSheet_2013.pdf Why Care Fact Sheet Land Use Development Fact Sheet Grazing Fact Sheet Fire and Invasives Fact Sheet […]

Columbia River-Umatilla Solutions Taskforce

Drawing upon the work of the Umatilla Basin Commission and recent efforts in the State of Washington, this Oregon Solutions project was ask to conven partners to identify ways in which additional water withdrawals from the Columbia River can be done in a way to benefit both fish and farms, helping provide economic development opportunities in […]

Umatilla Forest Collaborative Group

Project Synopsis & Timeline In July of 2011, the US Forest Service sponsored a Listening Tour on the Umatilla National Forest with public, private and non-profit stakeholders.  A critical mass of those in attendance, elected to form a standing collaborative group to engage on vegetation management practices on the Umatilla National Forest.  Members asked questions of […]

Western Juniper Alliance

Project Information Promising new partnerships between government, civic leaders, non-profit organizations and businesses formed due to the growing alarm around the proliferation of Western Juniper throughout eastern Oregon.  There was general agreement that Juniper needed to be removed from both public and privately-owned lands to improve grazing land, discourage the spread of invasive weed growth, […]

Boardman Workforce Housing and Community Development

The Port of Morrow is located in Boardman and acts as a major economic driver for the entire eastern Oregon/Washington region. It was estimated that at one time, 1,400 employees worked for the Port and its associated businesses, but 60-70% of that workforce commute from neighboring areas such as Hermiston and the Tri-Cities. The area suffered […]

Wallowa County Sustainable Forestry

Wallowa Resources, a non-profit in Enterprise, has been assisting local mills in Wallowa County to process timber from small diameter trees as part of an effort to improve forest health in the region.  Wallowa Resources was created by the community of Wallowa County as a non-profit organization to provide leadership in sustainability by promoting community, […]

Hands on Lands

Hands on Lands is a community partnership bridging natural resource management and human resource development in order to revitalize and sustain the culture and landscape of a working community.  Large-scale management and maintenance was needed on the public lands within Wallowa County. The condition of these lands affects the environment, economy and public safety of […]

Harney County Restoration Collaborative

This project brought diverse partners from the community, government agencies and non-profits together to support a landscape-scale National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process targeting the eastern portion of the Emigrant Ranger District. This project took place within a larger effort to forge consensus for the future management of Eastern Oregon’s forests, driven by the desire to build […]