Status Archives: Active Projects

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 […]

Gilliam Attainable Housing Project

Gilliam County, like many communities in rural Oregon, face an interconnected housing/jobs challenge which threatens the community’s long term survival. This project seeks to address the lack of adequate attainable housing, especially in the cities of Arlington and Condon. One of the project goals is to find strategies and implementation tools to increase attainable housing for […]

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 […]

Jade Greening Project

During early 2016, Oregon Solutions interviewed stakeholders from a wide spectrum of interests to explore aspirations, concerns, and opportunities to address air quality issues. A need to raise awareness around environmental health disparities stemming from exposure to air toxins, lack of walk-ability and accessibility in the community of the Jade District in outer SE Portland was conveyed by […]

Lents Stabilization and Job Creation Collaborative

  The Lents Stabilization and Job Creation Collaborative will build a foundation for improving community stability, equity, natural resource restoration and economic growth in flood-prone areas of the Lents and Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are comprised of largely under-served communities. For over 100 years, considerable employment and residential development has occurred in Johnson Creek’s 100-year […]

Willamette Falls Locks Task Force

The Willamette Falls Navigation Canal and Locks Task Force was established through Senate Bill 131 (2015), which states that the Task Force shall: (a) Compile information relating to the Willamette Falls navigation canal and locks, including, but not limited to: (A) The historical and cultural aspects of the canal and locks; (B) Economic opportunities that could […]

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. […]

Levee Ready Columbia: Flood Protection for the Portland Community

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) certification of the levees in Multnomah County Drainage Districts (MCDD) Peninsula #1 and Peninsula #2 expired in August 2013.  The loss of the Corps certification risks the loss of levee accreditation under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program.  Levee certification standards increased with the […]

Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon)

The Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership formed out of discussions beginning in Oregon in 2010 and represents a broad base of stakeholders in order to: Provide a forum for coordination of federal, state, local, NGO, and private efforts to conserve sage grouse and advance sage-steppe habitat and rural community health in Oregon, including matters related to […]

Lower Columbia Solutions Group