Coming up with Wasco County 2040

The next phase of updates for Wasco County 2040 will be all about wildlife, forests and recreation. Staff is currently working with Oregon Fish and Wildlife to understand how our sensitive wildlife maps may need to be revised.  This may mean minor or major updates that will impact Environmental Protection District 8.  The Citizen Advisory … Continue reading Coming up with Wasco County 2040

Goal 5 Work and the Nov. 5th Hearing

Following our Citizen Advisory Group meeting on October 1st, staff is finalizing policy and implementation measure items for the November 5th Planning Commission hearing. Work tasks related to the November 5th hearing by in large focus on Goal 5 (Natural Resources, Scenic and Historic Areas, and Open Spaces).  While most of the proposed updates involve … Continue reading Goal 5 Work and the Nov. 5th Hearing

Riparian Areas

A part of the Goal 5 updates for Wasco County 2040 is to amend references from the National Wetland Inventory to the State Wetland Inventory. Simultaneously, Planning staff is working on finalizing the TMDL implementation plans for several basins.  One of the strategies to improving water and habitat quality along these waterways is to promote … Continue reading Riparian Areas