Southern Oregon Regional Pilot Program (SORPP)

Scope of Work

Project Purpose Statement

Utilizing the direction provided in Executive Order 12-07, the Regional Partners, consisting of Douglas County, Jackson County, and Josephine County, will analyze identified strategies that may allow appropriate variation in what lands must be planned and managed as farm and forest lands in Douglas, Jackson, and Josephine counties. The pilot program (the "Project") consists of three major phases:

Phase 1

Analysis of regional definitions and criteria for farm and forest lands, to explore:

  • Alternative forest land designation, including revised methods for the authorization of dwellings;
  • Alternative farm parcel size opportunities; and
  • Designating non-resource lands.

Phase 2

This phase will be:

  • The identification of mapping errors made in the acknowledgement process; and
  • An analysis of the appropriate level and types of uses on the carrying capacity of the land and of pursuing the approaches listed above, as outlined in Executive Order 12-07.

Phase 3

Preparation of a petition for rulemaking submitted by two or more counties to the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC); or, a project summary report if information necessary to prepare a petition is not completed.

Work Program

Within each of the three phases, the Regional Partners will be completing a number of work tasks, including technical studies and GIS mapping. The following shows a breakdown of the work tasks to be completed during each phase:

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3