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Foundation Agricultural Lands
Candidate Reserve Study Area
North of Highway 26

August 20, 2009
Submitted by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SaveHelvetia.org

A local citizens' group whose goal is to preserve all land north of Highway 26 as Rural Reserves

Justification for designation as RURAL RESERVES under OAR 660-027-0060(4)

Notwithstanding requirements for applying factors in OAR 660-027-0040(9) and section (2) of this rule, a county may deem that Foundation Agricultural Lands or Important Agricultural Lands within three miles of a UGB qualify for designation as rural reserves under section (2) without further explanation under OAR 660-027-0040(10)

SINCE

ALL of the lands north of Highway 26 designated as urban reserves by Washington County are Foundation Agricultural Lands.

See map: Identification and Assessment of the Long-Term Commercial Viability of Metro Region Agricultural Lands. January 2007. Oregon Department of Agriculture.


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AND

ALL of these Foundation Lands are within three miles of an Urban Growth Boundary.

See map: The lands designated as urban reserves fall within 3 miles of an Urban Growth Boundary.


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THEN

We respectfully request that Washington County designate all of the lands north of Highway 26 as Rural Reserves under Section (2) without further explanation under OAR 660-027-0040(10).

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