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Oregon Land Use: The Next 50 Years

  • 01 Mar 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Dye House, Willamette Heritage Center


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Oregon Land Use: The Next 50 Years

Friday, March 1, 2024
Willamette Heritage Center, Dye House
1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR 97301
Doors Open 11:30 am
Program: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Oregon is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of Senate Bill 100, which instituted our nationally recognized land use planning system. For our March 1st program, Salem City Club has invited a panel of experts familiar with both the history of the program and its current challenges. Our guest speakers will focus on the potential role of land use in meeting not only the familiar challenges of urban development and natural resource preservation, but in addressing the impending crisis of climate change. Join us on Friday, March 1st for Land Use: The Next 50 years.


Greg Macpherson served three terms in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009. From 2009 to 2017 he served on the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission including the last three of those years as chair. He continues to advocate for Oregon’s unique system of statewide land use protections that preserve agricultural and timberlands for future production.

Steve Schell was a member and vice-chair of the first appointed Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission, 1973-76. He has forty years' experience as a lawyer with Black Helterline in Portland, focusing on environmental, land use, and energy issues.

For a historical perspective on Oregon Land Use Laws from concept to development and passage, we are pleased to provide this link to the film, An Oregon Story: Saving Our Beaches, Farmland & More. We thank the producers of the film, Jim Gilbert and Joe Gibson, for allowing us to share it with our members and the public. The film runs approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

Members: Free
Non Members: $10

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