Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Wants to Hear from You

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has extended public comments on updates to state rules for the National Register Program until August 31st. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is extending the date to accept public comments on proposed changes to rules governing how the state protects important historical places until 5 p.m. Aug. 31, … Continue reading Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Wants to Hear from You

How to Provide Comment on Land Use Matters

Citizen Involvement is Goal 1 for the Oregon Statewide Planning Goals and a critical component of making effective land use plans.  We have prepared a brief primer on how to give effective comment on land use matters. Read the materials provided.  This may include plans, staff reports, and other background materials.  This will help you … Continue reading How to Provide Comment on Land Use Matters

Wasco County 2040 2020 Outreach Report

Staff has completed the 2019-2020 (to date) Outreach Report to share with the Citizen Advisory Group at tonight's meeting.  You can read a copy here: Wasco County 2040 2020 Outreach Report We have also had requests for a copy of the presentation shared at the 2020 Roadshow events.  You can view a copy here: Roadshow … Continue reading Wasco County 2040 2020 Outreach Report

New Map Related to Destination Resorts

Based on feedback from Dufur's roadshow meeting, Planning staff worked with County GIS staff to prepare a new map to show the proposed eligible sites in relation to current rural fire protection districts. Many residents at the Dufur roadshow meeting expressed concern that some of the proposed eligible sites, based on the destination resort basic … Continue reading New Map Related to Destination Resorts

Wildlife Habitat Overlay Zone Updates

Work task 18 of the Wasco County 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update is to update our overlay zones, called environmental protection districts, with updated wildlife information from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Staff has prepared an FAQ to answer some of the questions about this process. Environmental Protection District (EPD) 8, the Sensitive … Continue reading Wildlife Habitat Overlay Zone Updates