Regions Archives: Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon Gorse Project

The Oregon Solutions Southern Oregon Gorse Project will lay the foundation for the mitigation of the highly flammable and invasive gorse plant in the Southern Oregon coast region. Gorse was responsible for the burning of the entire city of Bandon in 1936 and notable subsequent fires in 1980, 1999, 2007 and 2015.   Gorse is […]

Prosperity Pilot Southern Oregon Success

The School2Work and Youth Development Committees of Southern Oregon Success (SORS) worked to make sure all high school youth who are in need receive additional support, experience and/or encouragement to successfully graduate and transition to post-secondary training and/or a career. This effort became one of the Oregon Prosperity Initiative Pilot projects and used the Oregon […]

Housing Stock Upgrade Initiative (HSUI) , Curry County

The Housing Stock Upgrade Initiative (HUSI) program was conceived to upgrade or replace mobile homes and manufactured homes that have long outlived their designed life span.  The objective of the project was to identify and integrate sufficient resources, incentives and savings necessary for homeowners to replace rural substandard housing, specifically obsolete manufactured homes or  MMHATs […]

WISE- Water for Irrigation, Streams and the Economy

The WISE project was a multi-faceted partnership between water users and stakeholders working proactively to improve water quality and quantity in the Little Butte Creek and Bear Creek watersheds for irrigation, aquatic habitat, and other uses in an economically and environmentally feasible manner. The WISE Project was located within Jackson County. The project area included […]

Reedsport Wave Energy

Oregon has actively worked to become a national and international leader in wave energy. Since approximately 2005, stakeholders, state and federal agencies have been working to understand the impacts and the regulatory processes required for development of this industry in Oregon.  To advance the efforts in the state, the Oregon Innovation Council recommended that the State Legislature designate wave energy as […]

Port Orford

The Port of Port Orford on the southern Oregon coast is unique in that it is not inside a natural bay or river. The harbor is in a natural cove with a rock headland to the north and west. The port provides the fishing industry direct access to the ocean and ocean waves from the […]

Southern Oregon Clean Energy Alliance

The Southern Oregon Clean Energy Alliance (SOCEA) initially consisted of 5 Southern Oregon Counties, and has since grown to include 8 counties in the southwest corner of the state.  The SOCEA counties are: Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lake, Lane and Josephine.  All these counties have been hard hit by the contraction of the traditional timber economy.  This fact, […]

Applegate Sustainable Aggregate

Gravel extraction can often be harsh on the surrounding environment and detrimental to landscapes and watersheds.  In the Applegate Watershed, which falls in both Josephine and Jackson counties, an Oregon Solutions team was convened to review available data and to identify the conditions and additional studies needed to determine how to extract gravel in an […]

Charleston Coastal and Ocean Center

The town of Charleston, on the southern Oregon coast, supports one of Oregon’s largest commercial and recreational fishing fleets and also serves as the base of operations for multiple scientific, education and coastal resource management organizations.   In order to plan for a productive and sustainable future, Charleston was looking to develop an integrated coastal and […]

North Bend Airport Terminal

In October 2003, the South Coast Development Council in conjunction with a majority of the region’s economic development stakeholders published a “White Paper” entitled Economy and Transportation Issues, Coos County, Oregon. Chief among its findings and recommendations was the development of an expanded commercial air route structure and the construction of new passenger terminal facilities […]