As part of the SageCon partnership, Oregon committed to limiting the amount of human development within sage grouse core habitat in an effort to conserve the species. On September 16, 2015, Governor Brown signed Executive Order 15-18 which directed the OR Dept. of Land Conservation & Development (DLCD) to maintain a central registry of development on all lands within sage grouse habitat in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and county governments. The central registry must use the adopted baseline level of development within each Priority Area for Conservation (PAC) and track the location and extent of new development in each PAC over time.
Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 660-023-0115 identifies significant sage grouse habitat and directs counties to apply a hierarchy of mitigation to land use proposals. The rule also establishes a metering mechanism that allows only 1% of each PAC to be developed per 10-year increment, and establishes a hard ceiling that would not allow human-caused development to ever occupy more than 3% of any PAC. This tool shows the human development within the sage grouse PACs. Users can run a report to see the amount of development relative to the 1% and 3% development thresholds.
The public viewer was created for informational purposes only. The development projects and baseline data are not suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Please see the county planning department or the local BLM office for questions related to development projects in the registry. Only authorized users are permitted to add new development projects into the registry. For questions regarding authorized access to the registry, contact DLCD @ 503-373-0050.