Status Archives: Completed Projects

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

In July of 2011, the US Forest Service sponsored a Listening Tour on the Umatilla National Forest with public, private and non-profit stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges on the forest that stretches between Northeastern Oregon and Southeast Washington.  In September a follow up meeting explored the collaborative opportunities for diverse stakeholders working together […]

Western Juniper Alliance

Current Status The Western Juniper Alliance (WJA), formerly known as the Western Juniper Utilization Group (WJUG), was created in 2013 following the signing of the WJUG Declaration of Cooperation.  The WJA is cultivating and sustaining new business opportunities by strengthening the Western Juniper supply chain, and expanding commercial market opportunities for Western Juniper products.  The WJA […]

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 […]

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 are collaborating 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 […]

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 […]