Greater Applegate Valley
The A Greater Applegate organization has engaged with different segments of the local community to co-create an Applegate Valley Vision. This began with listening to hundreds of residents in more than a dozen neighborhoods, as well as a series of discussions with the Business and Nonprofit Networks, local artists, food producers and farmers, youth, elders, and Spanish speakers. The insights from this endeavor are being shared back to the community and other stakeholders for the prioritization of issues and projects. The community is being engaged and empowered to turn ideas into action and put place-making projects in motion– in neighborhoods, in organizations, in collaborative working groups and networks, and with the counties. We anticipate the Applegate Valley Vision plan will be used by community members, community organizations, and local government to inform the direction of the Applegate Valley for years to come.
One of their areas of focus is Steward and Sustain. Their vision on this issue is: A beautiful and cared for Applegate Valley that is rooted in healthy forests and the management of the wildland-rural interface; abundant and high quality water and habitat in our creeks, rivers, and riparian areas; a thriving local food and agricultural system; responsible enjoyment of our region’s parks, trails and outdoor recreational amenities; and a plan for remaining resilient in the face of a changing climate. This organization that began this robust community work has a website. Click on their logo below to go to it.