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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.
What we want to
How we get there
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.