Recent Study Reports
And previous reports addressing issues of current interest.
Coastal and Nearshore Oregon: Using and Protecting Our Natural Resources
Coastal and Nearshore Oregon (48 pgs; pdf)
Coastal and Nearshore Oregon HTML online version
Executive Summary (5 pgs; pdf)
Acronym List (2 pgs; pdf)
Mapping the Dynamic Oregon Coast (pdf)
Coastal Study Presentation (pdf)
Coastal Study Presentation Power Point
Links to additional Information (Word document)
Water in Oregon: Not a Drop to Waste
Part 1 is a concise review of the current Oregon laws and regulations for water resources and water quality, including an examination of who owns the water, regulation of surface and ground water, monitoring water quality, drinking water regulations, land use and water, and water conservation; 2009.
Part 2 covers the current issues facing water quality and quantity from the perspectives of stakeholder groups throughout the state; 2010. This study was supported in part by a grant from the Mountaineers Foundation.
Part 1: Regulating Water in Oregon (36 pgs; pdf)
Water in Oregon Part 1 2009 Online Version (html)
Part 1: Executive Summary (4 pgs; pdf)
Part 1: Slideshow Presentation (PowerPoint)
Part 1: Printable Slideshow (pdf)
Part 2: Issues and Perspectives (40 pgs; pdf)
Water in Oregon Part II 2010 Online Version (html)
Part 2: Executive Summary (4 pgs; pdf)
Part 2: Slideshow Presentation (PowerPoint)
Part 2: Printable Slideshow (pdf)
Comments from Mike Carrier, Oregon Governor’s Natural Resource Policy Director, about the League’s Water in Oregon report:
“It is comprehensive, well-informed and thought-provoking. Please extend my appreciation to the League for sponsoring this great contribution to the dialogue over Oregon’s water future.”
Election Methods: Review of Alternatives and Oregon Proposals
The Elections Methods Study reviews a range of election systems, discusses specific Oregon proposals and the National Popular Vote; 2008.
Election Methods: Review of Alternatives and Oregon Proposals (40 pgs; pdf)
Election Methods Executive Summary (3 pgs; pdf)
Election Methods Presentation (PowerPoint Viewer)
Additional information on Oregon elections:
Oregon County Vote Tally Equipment
The Oregon Judiciary: Challenges for the 21st Century
Part 2 of the 2005-07 study of Oregon’s Judiciary. Covers the challenges faced by the most poorly understood and least visible of the three branches of government; 2007.
Redistricting in Oregon
A study of current redistricting processes and future possibilities; 2007.
Oregon’s Homeless Youth
Who are Oregon’s homeless youth, who is responsible for them, and what services are available for them? Are there gaps in these services, and if so, what changes can be made? 2006.
Oregon’s Homeless Youth Report (24 pgs; pdf)
Oregon’s Homeless Youth Audio Presentation (summary) (17 min, MP3)
Complete Bibliography (6 pgs; pdf)
List of Interviewees and Contacts (4 pgs; pdf)
An Overview of Oregon’s Judiciary
Purpose: to present a history and general overview Oregon’s judiciary system; 2006.
An Overview of Oregon’s Judiciary (Part 1) (14 pgs; pdf)