Clatsop Plains Elk Collaborative Assessment

Following a progressive increase in elk population and habitation patterns in the northeast portion of Clatsop County, the local jurisdictions requested that Oregon Solutions assess the merits of a collaborative process to identify possible solutions to reduce the hazards to people, pets, and property. The growing number of elk pose documented safety risks in residential … Read more

Oregon Coast Trail

The Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) was envisioned by Oregon geographer Dr. Sam Dickens in the 1950s. Today a 384-mile trail runs from the Columbia River to the California border, including public and private lands along the way. The OCT traverses sandy beaches, forested trails, stunning headlands, seven counties, twenty-eight towns, and numerous rural communities, but some … Read more

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 … Read more

Gorge Food Security Coalition

The 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment identified food insecurity as one of the top social and economic needs in the region’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The Columbia Gorge Health Council (Coordinated Care Organization) and One Community Health, (the region’s Federally Qualified Health Center) conducted a survey in 2015 specific to food insecurity. With more … Read more

Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative

The Historic Columbia River Highway continues to grow in popularity as does the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in general. The Historic Highway and supporting infrastructure, including parking areas on the Historic Highway and on I-84 at Multnomah Falls, often reach capacity.  This Oregon Solutions project was designated by Governor Brown to identify solutions … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 collaborated 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 … Read more

Lower Columbia Solutions Group

The Lower Columbia Solutions Group (LCSG) was convened by the National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC), on behalf of the governors of Oregon and Washington, in 2002.  The LCSG membership includes key federal, state, local, nonprofit, and private sector stakeholders. The group has met periodically to work collaboratively on beneficial use projects related to maintenance dredging … Read more