Harney County Brochures

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The following PDF file contains 3 separate brochures highlighting some of the benefits of Harney County, Oregon, the largest county in Oregon.

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Harney County Brochures

  1. 1. Harney County, Oregon Alternative Energy Rugged. Resourceful. Renewable. For centuries, Harney County has been home to trailblazers, pioneers and kindred spirits that share a love of the rugged outdoors. That same spirit continues to thrive here today. In Harney County, people have long understood the need to respect natural resources that have provided for their families. From restoring forests after timber harvesting to growing renewable crops that sustain family farms to providing high-quality free range natural beef products. It’s no wonder that it turns out that Harney County Harney County is a perfect place for cultivating renewable energy resources. In Harney County, we Economic Development understand renewable. We’ve been living a renewable culture for centuries.
  2. 2. Biomass Managing timber resources Energy The timber industry sustained many local families for years. The 10,000+ acres are home to both the Malhuer and Ochoco National Forest and hundreds of acres of land covered with juniper trees and sagebrush. Harney County has the infrastructure to support a biomass plant fueled by scrap wood products created from timber management practices used to promote healthy forests. And there are many business benefits here including a quality skilled workforce, tax and development incentives and fiber optic services. Wind Power Harnessing the wind With land mass larger than 10 US states, land is plentiful and the wind blows freely through the forests and fields filling the air with the scent of sagebrush and pine. The open prairies that cover much of the county provide a perfect landscape for harnessing the wind for power generation. Several wind generation projects are already scheduled and expected to complement wind generation from the blustery Columbia Gorge region. Wind Energy
  3. 3. Solar Energy Let the sun shine in...over 300 days a year In Harney County, solar power is a truly bright idea. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the regions gets as much sun every year as Miami, Florida and is well positioned to deliver solar power to the masses. Oregon boasts the largest solar cell manufacturing facility in North America in Portland and green energy production is a priority to our State, Federal and local Government leaders. Harney County is a perfect place to soak up the sun. Getting steamed up For many years local people have visited the natural hot springs located near Crane, Oregon for relaxation and rejuvenation. Little did they know that such geothermal activity may someday be used as an alternative form of energy. Testing in the area has revealed that the southern portion of Harney County is a hotbed of geothermal activity and is viable for producing geothermal power. It’s enough to get you all steamed up. Geothermal
  4. 4. Rugged. Resourceful. Renewable. For hundreds of years every spring, millions of birds migrate to Harney County to nest at the Mal- huer National Wildlife Refuge. Coveys of quail line the streets of the towns and deer graze quietly in the lawns of the local townspeople. The Steens Mountain Wilderness Area, a rugged, beautiful and pristine mountain range is home to big horn sheep, elk, bear, cougar, birds, fish and lots of other wildlife. The people of Harney County have made a living off the land for centuries and their livelihoods have depended on renewing and replenishing for continued prosperity. Respecting the environment is not a political or corporate buzzword here–it’s integrated into the fabric of our people. Free-range is the only way cattle area managed here, where factory farming is unimaginable. Real working cowboys and ranchers work and till the land like generations before them. Their hats and boots dusty but their purpose and hearts as clean as the crystal streams that flow through the valleys. This rich and diverse land has long been a place of harmony between nature and humans. And renewable energy is just another way in which Harney County is embracing a new generation of time honored ideals. Harney County Economic Development 484 N. Broadway Street | Burns, Oregon 97730 541.573.1638 | econdev@harneycounty.org www.harneycounty.org Alternative Energy-Brochure-RevA Designed by Jeri Hauth
  5. 5. Harney County, Oregon Dairy & Agriculture Open. Collaborative. Rooted. Harney County has been home to farmers and ranchers for generations. Working family farms are not a thing of the past, but are a thriving oasis in the open wild of the high desert. The people of Harney County embrace the time honored ideals of ranching and farming and they have built a supportive community where they learn from each other and prosper. This collaborative environment helps build these businesses through both good and hard times. Harney County Economic Development Putting your roots down in Harney County is not only a good idea but a smart one. It is the perfect place to plant and nurture your farm or ranch and build it into a flourishing and successful business.
  6. 6. Dairy Biomass Energy Where You Will be “Herd” Harney County loves farmers. We have over 500 farms and ranches here that produce quality cattle, hay and dairy products. The rich heritage of these enterprises runs deep, many being fifth generation farmers. Harney County Commissioners endorsed and implemented a “Right to Farm” ordinance that promotes and protects agricultural practices. Children, many not raised on farms, are widely supported in the community through a solid 4-H program and Harney County often has the highest contribution auctions in the state. In addition, every fall, local schools close for 2 days in celebration of the Harney Country Fair and Rodeo, an event that is steeped in tradition and highlights local farms and ranches. There is perfect dairy land identified and a strong support system for siting and permitting that meets the Clean Water Act, has adequate drainage, and wind protection.
  7. 7. Agriculture Solar Energy Sowing Seeds In Harney County, we enjoy the designation as the highest quality hay production in the state, producing over 158,000 tons of quality hay. This is partly due to the low day and night temperatures, rarely exceeding 100, over 300 days of sunshine a year, and plentiful water supply, but we like to think that much of the success comes from the heart and soul of the quality farmers we raise here in Harney County. The Steens Mountain Wilderness Area has many features that are conducive to successful hay farming. We believe there’s no better place to lay down your roots. Come pay us a visit and we’ll put out the welcome mat for you.
  8. 8. Open. Collaborative. Rooted. For hundreds of years every spring, millions of birds migrate to Harney County to nest at the Mal- huer National Wildlife Refuge. Coveys of quail line the streets of the towns and deer graze quietly in the lawns of the local townspeople. The Steens Mountain Wilderness Area, a rugged, beautiful and pristine mountain range is home to big horn sheep, elk, bear, cougar, birds, fish and lots of other wildlife. The people of Harney County have made a living off the land for centuries and their livelihoods have depended on renewing and replenishing for continued prosperity. Respecting the environment is not a political or corporate buzzword here–it’s integrated into the fabric of our people. Free-range is the only way cattle are managed here, where factory farming is unimaginable. Real working cowboys and ranchers work and till the land like generations before them. Their hats and boots dusty but their purpose and hearts as clean as the crystal streams that flow through the valleys. This rich and diverse land has long been a place of harmony between nature and humans. And using our land to sustain dairy and agricultural farming is just another way in which Harney County is embracing a new generation of time honored ideals. Harney County Economic Development 484 N. Broadway Street | Burns, Oregon 97730 541.573.1638 | econdev@harneycounty.org www.harneycounty.org Dairy Agriculture-Brochure-RevA Designed by Jeri Hauth
  9. 9. Harney County, Oregon Golden Retirement Affordable. Expansive. Wilderness. Harney County has always been home to nature lovers, freedom seekers, and people who enjoy a slower pace of life. With thousands of acres of open range prairies, aromatic high desert, and scenic mountains, Harney County enjoys a very low human population. So low in fact, that the cattle far outnumber the people. And that’s just the way they like it here. You won’t find overpopulated and under-friendly cities, endless commutes in snarled traffic, and senseless amounts of crime here. Only the natural wonder of watching a Harney County sandhill crane arching it’s wings in flight, hikes through uncharted miles of wilderness trails, and the joy of living Economic Development in a simpler time. These are the values Harney County was built on and these values continue to thrive here today.
  10. 10. Active Lifestyle Retirement & New Beginnings Just because we enjoy a slower pace of life in Harney County doesn’t mean we’re idle. People here don’t let the grass grown under their feet. With so many outdoor activities for all four seasons, Harney County is the place to retire but not stay motionless. In the summer, spring and fall, opportuni- ties for outdoor activities like hiking, bicycling, camping, golfing, fishing or hunting are plentiful. In the spring, the Malhuer National Bird Refuge is a wonderful place to visit and watch the hundreds of migratory bird species congregate to have their babies. In the winter, activities like snowmobiling, sledding and cross country skiing are enjoyed. No matter what the season, Harney County has so many things to offer that will help keep you young and vital.
  11. 11. Quiet Country Atmosphere Solar Energy Stepping Back in Time There was a time when life was much simpler. In Harney County, it still feels that way. Where neighbors are still friendly, visiting over the fence or drop- ping by to borrow a cup of sugar, where children still ride their bikes through the streets, run through sprinklers, and play ball together at neighbor- hood parks, and families huddle together to watch snowstorms by the fireplace. This simpler, low-key lifestyle is easy to get used to. Along with the low-key lifestyle, residents also enjoy low housing costs and property taxes. You won’t see many people hussling to get to their jobs in their suit and tie or heels...you’re much more likely to encounter someone in a pair of cowboy boots or tennis shoes and a pair of jeans but with a smile on their face and an open heart.
  12. 12. Open. Collaborative. Rooted. For hundreds of years every spring, millions of birds migrate to Harney County to nest at the Malhuer National Wildlife Refuge. Coveys of quail line the streets of the towns and deer graze quietly in the lawns of the local townspeople. The Steens Mountain Wilderness Area, a rugged, beautiful and pristine mountain range is home to big horn sheep, elk, bear, cougar, birds, fish and lots of other wildlife. The people of Harney County have made a living off the land for centuries and their livelihoods have depended on renewing and replenishing for continued prosperity. Respecting the environment is not a political or corporate buzzword here–it’s integrated into the fabric of our people. Free-range is the only way cattle are managed here, where factory farming is unimaginable. Real working cowboys and ranchers work and till the land like generations before them. Their hats and boots dusty but their purpose and hearts as clean as the crystal streams that flow through the valleys. This rich and diverse land has long been a place of harmony between nature and humans. And using our community to help retirees find peace and happiness is just another way in which Harney County is embracing a new generation of time honored ideals. Harney County Economic Development 484 N. Broadway Street | Burns, Oregon 97730 541.573.1638 | econdev@harneycounty.org www.harneycounty.org Retirement-Brochure-RevA Designed by Jeri Hauth

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