What types of land are considered ‘protected’ and ‘committed’?

Protected lands are reserved to protect natural resources or prevent the impact of natural hazards. They include: Lane County Goal 5 riparian corridors; National Wetland Inventory and West Eugene Wetlands; critical habitat for federal and state-listed threatened and endangered species; historic and cultural resources; natural resources plan designations; designated Natural Areas on the Oregon State Register of Natural Heritage Resources; Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodway and 100-year flood plain; prohibitively steep slopes (>30 percent); and state-identified high-risk landslide areas (DOGAMI). Committed lands include public lands and other lands that have no development potential because they are committed to other uses. They include public parks and open spaces; non-surplus properties owned by schools, utilities, cemeteries, the airport; transportation rights-of-way; and Bonneville Power Administration easements.

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1. How was the Urban Reserves Study Area determined?
2. What is the Land Supply Model?
3. What types of land are considered ‘protected’ and ‘committed’?
4. If land is categorized as ‘protected,’ does that mean it is protected from future development?
5. What do the priority categories in the Study Area mean?
6. Did you consider things like existing road conditions and future traffic in your analysis?
7. What else was considered in the suitability analysis?
8. Return to Urban Reserves Web Page