Status Archives: Completed Projects

South Santiam Community Forest Corridor

New leadership within the Department of Agriculture, the US Forest Service, and the Willamette National Forest has brought with it new approaches to community engagement and collaboration.  Meg Mitchell was appointed as Superintendent  of the Willamette National Forest in August of 2009 and Cindy Glick was appointed as the Sweet Home District Ranger in March, […]

Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon)

SageCon Overview The Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon) has been working collaboratively to build an “all lands, all threats” approach to sage grouse conservation and support community sustainability in central and eastern Oregon into the future.  By addressing identified threats to sage brush habitat the SageCon Partnership will ensure species protection for sage grouse and […]

Beaverton Community Health Collaborative

The Beaverton Community Health Collaborative is a shared vision of the City of Beaverton, Community Action, Lifeworks NW, Pacific University, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center and Washington County Public Health. They currently operate from separate facilities scattered throughout the Beaverton area that are overcrowded due to high demand. Several partners have expiring leases. These partners […]

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 has been convened 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 the […]

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 […]

WISE- Water for Irrigation, Streams and the Economy

The WISE project is 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 is located within Jackson County. The project area includes […]

Cottonwood Canyon State Park Education and Interpretive Center

The State of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is creating a historic new park in Eastern Oregon.  Cottonwood Canyon State Park is located in Sherman and Gilliam counties along prime John Day River frontage.  The John Day River is the longest free flowing river in the Pacific Northwest and a focal salmon restoration opportunity.  The […]

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. Currently 1,400 employees work for the port and its associated businesses, but 60-70 percent of that workforce commute from neighboring areas such as Hermiston and the Tri-Cities. The area suffers a clear jobs-housing imbalance, […]

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 […]