Oregon is watching filings in federal courts of lawsuits challenging the Records of Decision of land use plans by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service intended to conserve key sagebrush habitat, [...]
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Sage Grouse Not Listed Big news this summer when the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that sage-grouse will not be listed under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). AOC, along with numerous other groups [...]
The Legislature did deal with the issue of the Sage Grouse, but much remains to be done. This is just the activity from the Christmas Tree Bill, there were other legislative actions that will be [...]
In late August during a roundtable discussion with local, state and national sage grouse conservation partners at Portland's World Forestry Center, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced USDA's new four-year strategy that will invest approximately $211 [...]
Energy, Environment and Land Use bills continued to wind their way through the legislative process. There were also several conversations regarding funding for Sage Grouse funding. SAGE GROUSE AOC has been actively working with other [...]
Commissioners and judges from eight eastern Oregon counties met Wednesday on a proposal to modify Land Use Planning processes in counties with no population growth (SB 432). In a meeting convened by Senate Minority leader [...]
AOC is frequently asked for information regarding the various county related policy groups within Oregon that focus on federal and state land management. In total there are six. Below you will find details about each [...]
I’m honored to be AOC’s president for the next twelve months. I’ve been active in this organization since I first took office twelve years ago, and I deeply appreciate all it does to help counties [...]
September 30, 2016 With all counties well represented, the AOC District Two meeting took place September 29, 2016 in Lakeview. The Lake County board of commissioners opened the meeting with a recognition of those District [...]
By JULIE UFNER, CHRIS MARKLUND, NACo | CountyNews View orignal source here. Jun. 27, 2016 Both the House and the Senate appropriations committees have passed their versions of the FY17 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies [...]