Changing consumer demand has created both new market opportunities for agricultural producers and evolving requirements for access to major markets. The Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Resource Center (OSARC) was established to draw together the education, information, and technical support needed by Oregon farmers and ranchers wishing to capture those opportunities and meet the requirements. This project … Read more
The Riverfront Park Restoration project was a significant component of the City of Milwaukie Downtown Plan. The project focused on helping restore two important Willamette River tributaries: Kellogg Creek and Johnson Creek. Restoration along part of a third tributary, Spring Creek, was also included in the plan with the provision of green space for walking, … Read more
The Cardwell Hill Regional Conservation Planning Strategy was a cooperative, voluntary approach to landscape-scale restoration and management that worked across the ownership boundaries of many participating landowners. It was based in the upper Marys River hills region, which is composed of a network of public and privately-owned parcels in an area of high biodiversity value. … Read more
This project proposed to strengthen the Lincoln City Farmers Market by the time the market re-opened in May 2009. It increased the amount of local food production and consumption by connecting producers with food outlets such as grocery stores, restaurants and institutions in Lincoln City. The initiative sought to improve the city’s farmers market and … Read more
The Lane Clean Diesel Project was born out of the need to establish a stable, reasonably-priced supply of ultra-low-sulfur diesel and biodiesel in Lane County. It was sponsored by Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority (LRAPA) through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and was designated by Governor Ted Kulongoski as an Oregon Solutions … Read more
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 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 … Read more