Applegate Sustainable Aggregate

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 … Read more

Charleston Coastal and Ocean Center

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 … Read more

Deschutes County Transportation

In Central Oregon, rapid population growth increased the need for transportation services in general,  and specifically better coordination of transportation options for seniors, disabled persons 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 … Read more

North Bend Airport Terminal

In October 2003, the South Coast Development Council in conjunction with a majority of the region’s economic development stakeholders published a white paper, “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 as … Read more

Federal Forest Working Group (FFWG)

Since 2008, the purpose of the FFWG (formerly the FFAC Implementation Working Group) has been to pursue implementation of the Board of Forestry’s recommendations on how to accomplish more management on federal lands in partnership with the state. These recommendations appear in the Board’s 2009 report,  “Achieving Oregon’s Vision for Federal Forestlands.” Beginning with the … Read more

Lane County Food Distribution

The Lane County Food Distribution project assisted 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, and processing, and by building connections through the development of … Read more

Portland Community Gardens

The Portland Community Gardens project sought to increase community gardening opportunities in Portland, Oregon. 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 of Portlanders to grow their own food.

Willamette Falls Locks Task Force 2016

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 forty-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 … Read more

Delta Ponds

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

Vernonia Schools

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 … Read more