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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
In Central Oregon, rapid population growth increased the need for transportation services in general, and specifically better coordination of transportation options for seniors, the disabled and persons without the means of personal mobility. The Deschutes County Transportation Project team coordinated existing mobility services and created a permanent public transportation system to serve all people and […]
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 […]
The Lane County Food Distribution Project assited Lane County schools, colleges, and hospitals in sourcing more food from local farms and distributors. Oregon Solutions brought farmers, distributors, nonprofits and institutions together to increase the market for locally-produced food by overcoming barriers of aggregation, distribution, storage, processing, and building connections through the development of matchmaking resources.
The Portland Community Gardens project sought to increase community gardening opportunities in Portland. A scarcity of community garden space combined with an ongoing interest in food security, self reliance, and sustainability led to an Oregon Solutions project to help boost the ability for Portlanders to grow their own food.
The Willamette Falls Locks connect the upper and lower sections of the Willamette River providing the only safe passage for recreational and commercial boats around the 40-foot falls. Operated by the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Willamette Locks struggles to stay open due to steep operational costs and inconsistent funding. Oregon Solutions has been […]
The City of Eugene wanted water to flow once again through the Delta Ponds to the Willamette River. Decades of gravel extraction, flood management, and urbanization cut the Delta Ponds landscape into ponds severed from the river and diminished the area’s wildlife habitat. Oregon Solutions convened a team of government agencies, property owners, businesses, and […]
After devastating floods ravaged Vernonia school infrastructure, Oregon Solutions brought government agencies and community leaders together to locate, fund, and rebuild new facilities on higher ground. In December 2010, the team celebrated the groundbreaking of a new K-12 school campus under construction, and in August 2012 the community celebrated the opening of the new school […]