AGA has engaged with different segments of the local community to co-create an Applegate Valley Vision. This began with listening to hundreds of residents in more than a dozen neighborhoods, as well as a series of discussions with the Business and Nonprofit Networks, local artists, food producers and farmers, youth, elders, and Spanish speakers. The insights from this endeavor are being shared back to the community and other stakeholders for the prioritization of issues and projects. The community is being engaged and empowered to turn ideas into action and put place-making projects in motion– in neighborhoods, in organizations, in collaborative working groups and networks, and with the counties. We anticipate the Applegate Valley Vision plan will be used by community members, community organizations, and local government to inform the direction of the Applegate Valley for years to come.
Applegate Values and Visions
As new people and new ideas integrate with long held principles in the Applegate community, we believe that the values in place now will only be enhanced:
So that agriculture and land stewardship will continue to provide local and organic food from farms, ranches and forests tended by friends and neighbors within our peaceful valleys, and local businesses will prosper with our support.
So that the wooded mountains which provide us with the clean air, pure water and quiet that we cherish will also be restored and resilient in the face of a changing climate. And so that our rural community may develop a healthy and balanced relationship with fire and the wildlands that surround us.
So that safety, privacy and access to services, work, schooling, and recreational opportunities continue to be available to an increasingly diverse and connected community, and that this connection honors the long history of these unique creek and river valleys.
So that our continued belief in, and support of, our Applegate Valley community enhances the economic outlook, social capacity, and ecological balance for the community at large. And so that upcoming generations are able to have an equitable opportunity to enjoy the good fortune to live here and thrive in this place we all hold so dear.