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The Willamette Story

Willamette Story

This short story, told with voices and images, offers a broad overview of the where we have come from and where we might be going as citizens of the Willamette Valley. From settler descriptions of the fertile valley they found in 1854 to modern dairy farmers trying to protect their farms from urban sprawl; the story offers a wide range of opinions from planners, farmers, scientists, and more. As an introduction to the Willamette River Basin Planning Atlas, it gives examples of how the valley might look in 2050 in terms of urban development, agriculture, forestry, and wildlife. If you think your decisions can make a difference in the quality of life for everyone in the Valley, this story is for you.

Willamette Valley