We track and provide basic information on all land use decisions in Josephine and Jackson counties to assist in providing awareness of land use activities occuring in the Rogue Valley. We work to assure that regional land use decisions comply with all current land use laws and regulations and are compatible with a common sense vision for a sustainable and livable Rogue Valley by actively participating in a land use process for certain projects that warrant our attention. We also review and comment on proposed legislation. Specifically we do the following:
- Advocate for development that preserves the valley's high quality of life an that takes into account the full physical, biological, social and economic costs of resulting infrastructure and public facilities.
- Work with citizens, government agencies and other groups to conserve wildlife habitat, rivers, wetlands, riparian habitat, farmland, forestlands and open spaces.
- Work with all community partners to ensure that land-use decision-making is informed by awareness of the carrying capacity of the physical, biological, social and economic environment of our Valley.
- Advocate for an energy-efficient and user-friendly public transportation system in the Valley and the need for coordination between transportation and land-use planning.