McKenzie Rebuilds

This project will help McKenzie River Valley communities prepare to rebuild in the wake of the 2020 Holiday Farm Fire. While there was a tremendous response from first responders and county residents after the onset of fire, the county says the fire’s aftermath has exacerbated several chronic issues in the area, including inadequate communication networks, … Read more

Oregon Wine Industry Collaborative

In early 2020, in the wake of a contentious legislative session, and after being contacted by association representatives of the wine industry as well as the Oregon Liquor Control Commission looking for tools and approaches to resolve industry-wide tensions and explore different governing approaches for industry groups, Oregon Solutions conducted an assessment with individuals representing … Read more

Mount Hood/Government Camp Summit Rest Area Redevelopment

The public rest area at Government Camp, Oregon, is old and in poor condition, causes traffic challenges, and is in such high demand that it taxes the capacity of the adjoining Summit Ski Area parking lot, especially for truck traffic. Stakeholders are concerned that the increasing vehicle pass-through and visiting traffic to the mountain are … Read more

Willamette Basin Hazelnut Resource Stewardship

As the official state nut since 1989, hazelnuts are a locally treasured and exponentially valuable Oregon crop expected to double in production outputs through 2025. Since 2015, the industry has experienced a boom, with the number of orchards growing by 50 percent with nearly 1,000 hazelnut farms in Oregon totaling 80,000 acres. More than half … Read more

STEM Hubs Technical Assistance

Oregon Community Foundation seeks to ignite partnerships between business and education to advance opportunities for rural, low-income, students of color and girls in CTE-STEM (continuing technical education–science, technology, engineering, and math). Oregon Community Foundation has asked Oregon Solutions to provide technical assistance to STEM Hubs across the state in an effort to leverage and multiply … Read more

Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center

Oregonians for Rural Health (a coalition of community leaders, health care providers, economic development groups, educators and others), based in Douglas County and founded in January 2016, aims to support the siting and construction of a new medical school in Roseburg, Oregon. The goal is to promote the health and vitality of rural communities and … Read more

Oregon Electric Vehicle Collaborative

As part of critical efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Oregon has committed to achieving 50,000 registered electric vehicles in Oregon by 2020 (per executive order 17-21), and to strive for all passenger vehicle sales to be zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) as fast as possible and no later than 2050, as specified in the ZEV … Read more

Clatsop Plains Elk Collaborative

Following a progressive increase in elk population and habitation patterns in the northeast portion of Clatsop County, the local jurisdictions requested that Oregon Solutions conduct 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 areas and on … Read more

Oregon Coast Trail

The Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) was envisioned by Oregon geographer Dr. Sam Dicken in the 1950s. Today a walking route runs the entire 362-mile length of the Oregon coast, 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 … Read more

Butte Falls Community Forest Project

The town of Butte Falls in Oregon’s Jackson County 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 small remote communities can … Read more