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Measure 37 Database

In December 2005, the Institute received a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to build a database of Measure 37 claims that is sufficiently accurate and comprehensive to enable citizens to understand the potential impact of these claims in their communities. We will also conduct a variety of analyses to inform policy makers and citizens about these claims and communicate the results of these analyses through a series of working papers and seminars.

As of March 2007, we have collected more than 7,500 Measure 37 claims for the state of Oregon, which we estimate to be approximately 95% of the total number of claims filed, and have begun analysis of the data.

Below is a map showing the status of our database claims entries (click on it for a larger view):

  • NEW: Mapping Measure 37: This atlas is one of a series of publications produced by the
    Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies (IMS) about the extent and potential impact of Measure 37. Its purpose is to offer a visual description of Measure 37 claims and their
    potential impact on Oregon's landscape. These are large .pdf files of the atlas, split into two parts for faster downloading:
    • Part 1 (Statewide maps, Willamette Valley, Portland metro area)
    • Part 2 (Hood River Co., Oregon Coast, Central and Southern Oregon)
  • Our searchable claims database is once again online and current as of April 2, 2007. Click here to access the database.

We have prepared the following summary tables from the data we have so far:
Table 1: Summary of Claims by Current and Proposed Use
Table 2: Summary of Claims by Region and County

Tables last updated: December 12, 2007

Table 1: Summary of Claims by Current and Proposed Use

The IMS database uses its own zoning classification. This was done by aggregating the many and various county zoning designations into 11 basic zoning categories, which are listed below, to allow a common level of analysis between the counties.

EFU= Exclusive Farm Use
FF= Farm Forest Use
FU=Forest Use
OSC=Open Space Conservation Use
RR=Rural Residential Use
SFR=Single Family Residential Use
MFR=Multi-Family Residential Use
C=Commercial Use
I=Industrial Use
MU=Mixed Use
MUO=Multiple Use Other




Number of claims by proposed use
Current Zoning
Total Claims
Acres
Subdvsn
Partn
None
Other
Unspec.
Unknown
418
90,720
92
29
31
1
265
EFU
2,877
303,025
1,323
526
321
33
674
EFU, C
5
132

1
2
1
1
EFU, FF
96
18,234
50
25
2
1
18
EFU, FF, I
1
5


1


EFU, FU
68
19,639
31
7
1

29

EFU, FU,
RR, C

1
182




1

EFU, FU, FF

4
971
4



 
EFU, FU, FF, I
1
739
1




EFU, FU, MUO
1
124
1




EFU, FU, OSC
4
870
2



2
EFU, FU, OSC, MUO
1
202
1




EFU, FU, RR
2
194




2
EFU, I
4
2,032
2



2
EFU, I, MUO
1
80




1
EFU, I, RR
1




1

EFU, MFR
1
156
1




EFU, MUO
17
3,454
7

2

8
EFU, MUO, FF
1
80
1




EFU, OSC
8
1601
5
 


3
EFU, RR
29
2,477
19
2
2

6
EFU, RR, FF, MUO
1
35




1
EFU, RR, I
1
38




1
EFU,SFR
7
570
3



4
FF
938
42,731
413
270
86
12
157
FF, MUO
9
329
4



5
FF, C
1
6




1
FF, OSC
2
959
2




FF, RR
15
1,042
12



3
FF, SFR
1
42
1




FF, FU
1
67




1
FU
1,021
146,791
446
142
50
15
368
FU, FF
14
3,704
8
1
1

4 
FU, FF, MUO
1
123




1
FU, FF, OSC
1






FU, MUO
15
770
5
1
1

8
FU, OSC
7
603
4
1

1
1
FU, RR
20
1,863
9
1


10
FU, RR, MUO
1
1,526
1




FU, SFR
1
5




1
OSC
21
770
9
4
3
1
4
OSC, I
1
566
1




RR
628
7,140
252
176
25
5
170
RR, C
1
15




1
RR, FF, OSC
1
9
1




RR, I
1
50
1




RR, MFR
1
46




1
RR, MUO
10
643
3
2
1

4
RR, OSC
4
137
3
1



RR, OSC, MUO
2
72
1

1


RR, MFR
1
46




1
SFR
90
747
25
8
3

41
SFR, C
1
7




1
SFR, MUO
9
12

2
1
1
5
SFR, OSC
3
158


1

2
MFR
18
55


3

15
MFR, C
1
1


1


MFR, SFR
1
9




1
C
49
279
1
5
14
4
24
I
30
256
4

8
6
12
MU
9
80


2

7
MUO
39
1,776
14
6
6
1
12
Not specified
1,194
124,471
303
130
54
6
701
Totals
7,717
792,327
3,069
1,342
622
106
2,578

Table 2: Summary of Claims by Region and County

Region/County
Number of Claims
Number of Acres
NW/Willamette Valley
4,867
295,344
Benton
140
11,765
Clackamas
1,082
33,885
Columbia
182
10,673
Hood River
234
13,794
Lane
414
35,525
Linn
496
40,107
Marion
489
24,836
Multnomah
189
4,065
Polk
275
18,966
Washington
908
64,466
Yamhill
458
37,263
Coast
749
122,508
Clatsop
112
5,186
Coos
232
38,185
Curry
117
22,873
Lincoln
200
43,555
Tillamook
88
12,710
Southern
1,327
152,128
Douglas
258
17,411
Jackson
578
59,548
Josephine
320
17,393
Klamath
171
57,776
Central
438
98,529
Deschutes
185
15,248
Crook
65
41,247
Jefferson
139
26,427
Wasco
49
15,608
Eastern
337
123,913
Baker
139
56,945
Gilliam
1
7
Grant
16
6,725
Harney
1
40
Lake
5
1,667
Malheur
25
2,195
Morrow
0
0
Sherman
0
0
Umatilla
48
29,369
Union
66
20,127
Wallowa
34
5,231
Wheeler
2
1,608

For more information about this project, contact Sheila Martin.