Regions Archives: Northwest Oregon

Cedar Mill Creek Flood Remediation Collaborative

Cedar Mill Creek and its major tributary North Johnson Creek drain a forested watershed on the west side of the West Hills mostly in Washington County. Because much of the watershed has been converted to urban uses, storm water runoff has been adversely affected and flooding occurs throughout the creek corridors even during relatively small […]

Gorge Food Security Coalition

The 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment identified food insecurity as one of the top social/economic needs in the region’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The Columbia Gorge Health Council (Coordinated Care Organization) and One Community Health, (the region’s Federally Qualified Health Center) conducted a survey in 2015 specific to food insecurity. With more than 2,000 […]

Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative

The Historic Columbia River Highway continues to grow in popularity as does the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in general. The Historic Highway and supporting infrastructure, including parking areas on the Historic Highway and on I-84 at Multnomah Falls, have a limited capacity which is often reached. ┬áThis Oregon Solutions project was designated by […]

Salmonberry Trail

The core leadership group for the Salmonberry rails and trails project, including the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the Port of Tillamook Bay, Tillamook County, and Washington County recognized that with the final draft Salmonberry Corridor Concept Plan release in November 2014, the related efforts were at a critical juncture. […]

Ross Island

This project was part of a larger effort of the Lower Columbia Solutions Group to explore sustainable uses of dredge material from the Lower Columbia River. The objective of this project was to examine the potential for transporting sand from the Lower Columbia on barge or rail to Ross Island as part of the reclamation […]

Rice Island

Rice Island is the largest in-water dredge disposal site in the Lower Columbia, and it is quickly approaching capacity. A diverse group of stakeholders collaborated to prepare Rice Island for the marketing of its sand to commercial markets while continuing to use Rice Island as a dredge disposal site.

Near Shore Beneficial Use Project

The Columbia Nearshore Beneficial Use project, off the South Jetty of the Columbia, is intended to address the depletion of sediments off the mouth of the Columbia through the beneficial use of dredged sediments. The overall objective is to replenish significantly eroded sands in the nearshore area to protect the Columbia River’s South Jetty, fishery […]

Lower Columbia Solutions Group

Bradwood

Bradwood is an upland dredge disposal site on private property about 10 miles east of Astoria. An Oregon Solutions team worked with the property owner, government agencies, and other stakeholders to reach an agreement on marketing and transporting of existing dredge materials from the site and future use of the site as a depot for […]

Fort-Clatsop-to-the-Sea Trail

The Fort-Clatsop-to-the-Sea-Trail Project team came together with the objective to construct a trail from the Fort Clatsop National Memorial to Sunset Beach as part of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial to commemorate the historic trail Lewis and Clark took to reach the ocean from their shelter at Fort Clatsop. In order to complete the project, […]