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The Healthy Environment outcome area encompasses
the work of 15 agencies across 30 programs. These
agencies manage Oregon’s air, water, land and wildlife
resources to support a healthy environment that sustains Oregon communities,
Oregon’s economy and the places Oregonians treasure. The programs in this outcome area work to: 
 
  • Ensure healthy air, lands and waters for people, fish and wildlife;
  • Help communities and businesses create places where people want to live, work and
    play, and that Oregon will be proud to pass on to the next generation.
  • Maintain and improve Oregon’s competitive advantage in resource-based industries
    such as forest products, agriculture and fisheries; and
  • Conserve important lands and provide recreational opportunities that help define the
    character of our state.
     
10-YEAR GOAL
What we want to
accomplish
STRATEGIES
How we get there
SUCCESS METRICS
How we measure progress
Oregon’s environment is healthy and sustains our communities and economy.
>   Implement Oregon’s Ten Year Energy Action Plan.
>   Build on existing, and create new, energy efficiency programs to keep improvement costs low for Oregon residents and businesses.
>    Develop home-grown renewable energy resources.
>    Diversify Oregon’s power and transportation fuel supplies and create clean energy infrastructure.
>    Help local governments invest in improved water and wastewater systems.
>    Partner with local landowners to protect drinking water sources.
>    Improve the population status of commercial and recreational fish species.
>    Improve monitoring of water quality as the foundation for strategic investments in better land management.
>    Improve stewardship and management of priority toxic chemicals.
>    Address the disproportionate impact of environmental toxins on people who live in poverty and people of color.
>   Reduce polluted runoff from urban, agricultural, and forestry uses.
>   Expand the availability and use of cleaner wood stoves, cleaner vehicles and cleaner fuels.
  Reduce air pollution from wildfires, open burning, and other activities during air inversions and other weather- related events.
>    Increase access and availability to transit, rail, bicycle, and pedestrian travel.
>    Balance ecological and economic interests to improve the health of watersheds, and fish and wildlife habitat.
>    Simplify Oregon’s land use program and develop new tools to sustain working farms and forestland.
>    100% of the increase in demand for electricity is met through energy efficiency and conservation.
>     Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to at least 10% below 1990 levels.
>    90+% of small town drinking water systems meet high quality standards.
>    At least 60% of monitored stream sites are in good to excellent condition, and water quality is improving across the state.
>     Employment in commercial and recreational fishing is increased by 5%.
>     High priority toxic chemicals in air, water, and land are reduced by 50%.
>    The number of days that air pollution levels are unhealthy is decreased by 50%.
>    Wildland forest loss is limited to 2,500 acres per year and intensive agricultural land loss to 3,500 acres per year.
Agencies with programs in the Healthy Environment Outcome Area include:
  • Agriculture
  • Columbia River Gorge Commission
  • Energy
  • Environmental Quality
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Forestry
  • Geology and Mineral Industries
  • Land Conservation and Development
  • Land Use Board of Appeals
  • State Lands
  • State Marine Board
  • State Parks
  • State Police
  • Water Resources
  • Watershed Enhancement Board
 View the initial Healthy Environment policy vision document here.
View the Healthy Enviornment Funding Team here.
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