protect natural resources and conserve scenic and historic areas and open
spaces. Local governments shall adopt programs that will protect natural
resources and conserve scenic, historic, and open space resources for
present and future generations.
These resources promote a healthy environment and natural landscape that
contributes to Oregon's livability.
The following resources shall be inventoried Riparian corridors, including
water and riparian areas and fish habitats, Wetlands, Wildlife Habitat,
Federal Wild and Scenic Rivers, State Scenic Waterways, Groundwater
Resources, Approved Oregon Recreation Trails, Natural and Wilderness
Areas, Mineral and Aggregate Resources, Energy sources, and Cultural
GUIDELINES FOR GOAL 5
1. The need for open space in the planning area should be determined,
and standards developed for the amount, distribution, and type of open
2. Criteria should be developed and utilized to determine what uses
are consistent with open space values and to evaluate the effect of
converting open space lands to inconsistent uses. The maintenance and
development of open space in urban areas should be encouraged.
3. Natural resources and required sites for the generation of energy
(i.e. natural gas, oil, coal, hydro, geothermal, uranium, solar and
others) should be conserved and protected; reservoir sites should be
identified and protected against irreversible loss.
4. Plans providing for open space, scenic and historic areas and natural
resources should consider as a major determinant the carrying capacity
of the air, land and water resources of the planning area. The land
conservation and development actions provided for by such plans should
not exceed the carrying capacity of such resources.
5. The National Register of Historic Places and the recommendations
of the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation should be utilized
in designating historic sites.
6. In conjunction with the inventory of mineral and aggregate resources,
sites for removal and processing of such resources should be identified
7. As a general rule, plans should prohibit outdoor advertising signs
except in commercial or industrial zones. Plans should not provide for
the reclassification of land for the purpose of accommodating an outdoor
advertising sign. The term "outdoor advertising sign" has
the meaning set forth in ORS 377.710(23).