February 2007

February 8th

As the federal government approaches a decision regarding removing the American Bald Eagle from the Endangered Species List, OSU researchers continue to see increases in the bird’s population.
A new study published this week by Oregon State University Extension Service examines the uneven way that Measure 37 claims have been evaluated across the state. The study compares two approaches to calculating reduction in value: the “single exemption” approach used by most local governments throughout the state which relies on standard appraisal methods; and the “before-and-after” approach used by the Portland Metro Council.