Today on the Oregon Land Use Trail: Pendleton

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, August 27: Pendleton. In the corner of northeast Oregon, Pendleton is a economic and cultural engine for an entire region.

Trivia of the Week: Can you ID this town?

We've got our weekly Facebook trivia up! Can you ID the town in this historic photo? If you need a hint, check out our Land Use Trail, and look in the "Great Communities".

Today on the Land Use Trail: The Pearl District

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, August 22: The Pearl District. No longer known as the “Northwest Industrial Triangle”, Portland’s Pearl District has completely transformed its identity.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Umpqua River

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, August 20: The Umpqua River. Archeological research shows that the Umpqua River has hosted settlements of people and sustained local populations as long as 8000 years ago. Today, the river still sustains us with its plentiful supply of fish and wildlife, and is a premier location for an array of recreational activities.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our new Land Use Trail. Today, August 16: Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge (NAR). For almost 80 years, the Refuge helped ensure 300 documented species continue to thrive high in the “Oregon Outback”.

Today on the Land Use Trail: French Prairie

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our new Land Use Trail. Today, August 12: French Prairie. This area, among Oregon’s first to be settled by Europeans, remains one of its most significant farming regions.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Smith Rock

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our new Land Use Trail. Today, August 5: Smith Rock. Formed by ancient volcanic activity, Smith Rock is a very active place today, with hundreds of thousands of annual visitors coming to climb, hike, or camp amid its fantastic formations.

Today's Stop on the Land Use Trail: Ashland

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, July 30: Ashland. In the heart of the Bear Creek Valley, Ashland has balanced its growth with the assets that make it such an appealing place to visit and live: open spaces and working farmland, a thriving downtown, and a unique culture.

Today's Stop on the Land Use Trail: John Day Fossil Beds

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our new Land Use Trail. Today, July 25: John Day Fossil Beds. This extraordinary place has revealed what Oregon was like millions of years ago. 

Today's Stop on the Land Use Trail: Nye Beach

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our new Land Use Trail. Today, July 23: Nye Beach in Newport. Nye Beach has been enjoyed by Oregonians since the 1890s. In the same decade it was conjoined to the city of Newport by a wood plank road. The area continues to thrive with a distinct culture.

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