How do Urban Reserves protect high value soils?

For Urban Reserves, the state directs us to prioritize farm and forest land equally, so that properties of either type with the least productive soils are considered first for Urban Reserves. Therefore, we identified for each suitable property, the predominant land capability class for agricultural land and the predominant forest productivity class for forest land. Then, predominant agricultural land capability and forest productivity classes were combined into one dataset for analysis purposes. The land capability and forest productivity class data came from the US Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Forestry. 



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1. How has the public been involved in the decision-making?
2. How do the proposed urban reserves differ from the 27-year option?
3. Does the Urban Reserves analysis assume that Eugene will continue to grow in the same way? What if Eugene grows more densely?
4. How were the Urban Reserves Options developed?
5. How do Urban Reserves protect high value soils?
6. Which Urban Reserve Option was chosen?
7. Once the City Council and the Board of County Commissioners have adopted Urban Reserves, can it be changed in the future?
8. What does the adoption process look like?
9. Can I still provide input?
10. Return to Urban Reserves Web Page