The Oregon Land Use Trail: Tell Us What We Missed!

It was hard to pick just 40 places for our Oregon Land Use Trail--we heard many great ideas from folks all over the state in our last poll. 

So we're going to make a second list. Tell us what we missed in any or all of the following categories and share a few words why. Or if one of the places already on our list really resonates with you, tell us about that, too! 

If you'd like, leave your contact info and we might follow-up with you.

Thanks for helping us make a better Land Use Trail

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Oregon land use planning has reversed what once seemed an inexorable trend of suburban sprawl and downtown decline, breathing new life into urban neighborhoods and small-town Main Streets alike, giving residents options for getting around, and attracting national attention for quality of life.


Oregon is Oregon because of the unique quality of its soils, the productivity of its forests, the passion of its people working the land. Our irreplaceable resource lands remain the core of our economy and our identity, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs and showing the world it is possible to grow with grace.


Whether protected through our statewide program, federal legislation, or direct action, these are Oregon’s crown jewels—our shared treasures, forever preserved.

Our accomplishments depend on the foresight of our predecessors. From the first days of surveying and incorporation, to revolutionary land protections a century old, Oregon’s course has been clear for generations: steward the land to sustain its people.

We point to many places proudly. But we can be just as proud of what is not on our land. Oregonians have come together countless times to stand up for their communities and landscapes, using the land use planning program to protect the common interest from myopic policies and reckless profiteers. While not part of our "official" list of 40 places, the Threats Defeated category celebrates some of these places.

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