What role will Oregon's farm, ranch, and forest lands will play in the state's response to climate change?
1000 Friends' Working Lands Program Director Greg Holmes has been appointed to the Oregon Global Warming Commission's (OGWC) Natural and Working Lands Advisory Committee to help advise the OGWC as it determines the role that Oregon's farm, ranch, and forest lands will play in the state's response to climate change.
At its July 21, 2022 meeting, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC ) adopted its “Climate Friendly & Equitable Communities” rules. These rules are designed to reduce GHG emissions from transportation while creating more equitable communities by planning for diverse and affordable housing and transportation choices.
Oregon is home to over 110,000 miles of rivers and streams. Across the state, only 2,173 miles of rivers and streams are currently designated as Wild and Scenic, but, thanks to Senator Wyden and Merkley’s River Democracy Act of 2021, an additional 4,700 miles of streams and rivers may soon be protected.