Renewable Energy and Eastern Oregon Land Conservation Partnership

The Renewable Energy and Eastern Oregon Landscape Conservation Partnership was convened by the Oregon Governor’s Natural Resources Policy Director and the Deputy State Director for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to address renewable energy development and habitat conservation across Eastern Oregon. The group addressed sagebrush and sage grouse issues, and developed criteria for identifying the potential for and challenges to new energy development in Eastern Oregon. The partnership included tribal, federal, state, county and local governments; agricultural producers; renewable energy developers; and other private sector and non-governmental interest groups. In 2011, Oregon Consensus facilitated a symposium in Bend, Oregon, and additional stakeholder meetings to open the policy dialogue to a wider audience.