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

Butte Falls

OS is conducting an assessment with the town of Butte Falls. The town is working on a project to bring in the forested land surrounding the town, including Butte Falls, into the city.  The town sees an “opportunity to develop an innovative approach to stewardship of forest lands that will become a model for how … Read more

2018-2019 Willamette Falls Locks Commission

Pursuant to Senate Bill 256 (2017), OS is facilitating the Willamette Falls Locks Commission (WFLC).  Senate Bill 256 established the commission to advise state, local, and regional government agencies on development and implementation of a plan for repair, reopening, operation, and maintenance of the Willamette Falls navigation canal and locks. The commission may recommend formation … Read more

South Douglas County Continuing Technical Education Collaborative

South Douglas County school districts–Days Creek, Glendale, Riddle, South Umpqua and Winston-Dillard–with assistance from the Douglas Education Service District are pursuing career and technical education (CTE) opportunities with a goal of establishing a stand-alone regional CTE center in South Douglas County to expand the districts’ existing programs. Students would remain enrolled in their area school, … Read more

Lents Stabilization and Job Creation Collaborative

The Lents Stabilization and Job Creation Collaborative will build a foundation for improving community stability, equity, natural resource restoration and economic growth in flood-prone areas of the Lents and Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are comprised of largely under-served communities. For over 100 years, considerable employment and residential development has occurred in Johnson Creek’s 100-year floodplain. … 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

Levee Ready Columbia

Levee certification standards increased with the flooding caused by hurricane Katrina in 2005. The loss of the Corps certification risks the loss of levee accreditation under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program for 45 miles of levees along the Columbia River serving the Portland region.  Levee Ready Columbia formed as a … Read more

Sage-Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon)

Wrapped up in the name “sage-grouse” are a host of complex issues related to public lands, the settlement of the American West, roles and layers of government, rural communities, energy and economic development, wildfire, outdoor recreation and vast ecosystems supporting unique and important wildlife. While often expressed shorthand in the name of this particular bird … 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