Status Archives: Active Projects

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 75 years, considerable employment and residential development has occurred in Johnson Creek’s 100-year […]

FFWG Meeting Materials

This webpage provides background documents and meeting materials for the Federal Forest Working Group (FFWG). Please contact Julia Babcock, Project Coordinator at if you can not find a document or have materials to add. Meeting Notes & Agendas 2015 December 17, 2015 meeting agenda November 4, 2015 meeting agenda September 10, 2015 meeting agenda […]

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 […]

Lower Columbia Solutions Group

Federal Forest Working Group (FFWG) — formerly the FFAC IWG

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 […]