State Parks Land Use Forum

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In 2012, Oregon Consensus conducted an assessment and facilitated a series of stakeholder meetings for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to address land use issues affecting siting of state parks. Priority issues discussed were: park uses in farm and forest zones; intergovernmental coordination to ensure land use compliance; methods for determining the need for parks; criteria for defining park uses as urban or rural; and methods for ensuring that lands allocated for parks inside urban growth boundaries are used for parks.