Today on the Land Use Trail: Hells Canyon

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, October 25: Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America, in a rugged and exceptional corner of Oregon.

Oregon's Choice: It's About Our Values

Jason Miner, Executive Director
BlueOregon

North out of downtown, Interstate 5 cuts through neighborhoods and crosses the Northwest’s greatest river, the Columbia, after only a few miles. How we decide the future of that corridor and that crossing will shape this region – and Oregon – for decades.

TED Talk: Reversing America's "Worst Idea"

In a new TED Talk, planner Jeff Speck identifies a straightforward solution to make America "more economically resilient, healthier, and more sustainable." It comes down to making more walkable places for people to live.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Baker City

As fall sets in, we’re still visiting stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, October 15: Baker City. Founded in 1864, this stop reminds us why past generations came to out to Oregon in the first place: access to abundant natural resources, productive soil, and gorgeous landscapes.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Orenco Station

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, October 7: Orenco Station, a transit-oriented community reminds us that public and private sector relationships have the potential to produce innovative, healthy, and successful neighborhoods.

Livability List: Social Media Highlights, September 20-October 4

It's sometimes hard to keep up with all the news in land use and livability. On Twitter and Facebook, 1000 Friends strives to keep you informed about what matters.

Oregon Values and Beliefs Project Reveals Strong Support for Land Use

Oregonians are maintaining their strong support for protecting farms and forests from sprawl while targeting new development into existing cities and towns. That's the clear message from the Oregon Values and Beliefs Project released October 3.

Today on the Land Use Trail: The Metolius

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our new Land Use Trail. Today, September 26: The Metolius River. The Metolius' cool water, remarkable headwaters, and majestic scenery have drawn people to its banks for over a hundred years.

CRC Tolling Analysis Demonstrates Huge Risks for Oregon

A new analysis of the effects of tolls on a new Columbia River Crossing between Oregon and Washington clearly illustrate the severe financial risks to Oregon from a go-it-alone project.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Steens Mountain

Time for another visit to a stop on our Land Use Trail. Today, September 20: Steens Mountain. Formed by basalt and lava flows several millions of years old, and further carved by ancient glaciers; Steens Mountain continues to mesmerize visitors with its remote beauty, unique ecosystems, and dramatic gorges.

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