Avoiding Disaster: Lessons from the Washington Landslide

The recent landslide tragedy on Washington's Stillaguamish River, in which several dozen people perished, has many people concerned about landslide risks here in Oregon. Fortunately, land use planning can help avoid putting more homes in harm's way.

2014 Oregon Legislative Recap: 5 Key Takeaways for Land Use

This year's short legislative session was a typically wild ride in Salem. When legislators concluded their work on March 7, we emerged with big wins on some important topics, but also some key questions left unanswered. Here are our 5 key takeaways from this session.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Oswald West State Park

We’re continuing our tour of our Land Use Trail. Today, January 3Oswald West State Park, an emblem of Oregon’s century-long protections for its incomparable coast.

Celebrate, Anticipate: A Year in Review

It’s time for our traditional year-end compilation of things we’re celebrating from the year past, and things we’re watching in the year ahead. 2013 could stand as a pivotal year in Oregon’s land use history—but much of its ultimate importance will depend on what happens in 2014. The year ends with many accomplishments and threats left unresolved, and we will begin the new year quickly returning to them.

Oregon Field Guide Considers Oregon Land Use

In 25 seasons, OPB's Oregon Field Guide program has taken viewers to every corner of the state. Recently, the program chose to examine a key force behind the beautiful landscapes and thriving communities the program has visited: land use planning.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Crater Lake

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, November 20: Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States and an icon of Oregon.

Today's Stop on the Land Use Trail: Sarah Helmick State Park

A few times a week this summer, we'll be featuring stops on our new Land Use Trail. Today, July 2: Sarah Helmick State Park. Often overlooked, this park conveys the love Oregonians have for preserving parts of nature for future generations.  

Pull Up a Chair: Share Your Values at Oregon's Kitchen Table

Want to help shape Oregon policy makers' decisions about jobs, the economy, health, and more? The Oregon's Kitchen Table project is a great opportunity to participate in the conversation. Sign up now to participate in the 2013 Oregon Values and Beliefs Survey.

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