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Goal 2: Promote and maintain Cascade County’s rural character and the community’s historic relationship
with natural resource development.
a. Foster the continuance of agriculture and forestry in recognition of their economic contribution and the
intrinsic natural beauty of grazing areas, farmlands, and forests.
b. Preserve Cascade County’s scenic beauty and conserve its forests, rangelands and streams, with the
bundant wildlife and good fisheries.
c. Preserve Cascade County’s open space setting by encouraging new development to locate near existing towns
and rural settlements and by discouraging poorly designed, land subdivisions and commercial development.
d. Assure clean air, clean water, a healthful environment and good community appearance.
e. Support the development of natural resources including but not limited to timber, mining, oil and gas
production, and renewable energy production.
f. Continue to work with federal and state agencies to redevelop properties within Cascade County which are
currently undergoing Superfund and Brownfield processes.
al 3: Maintain agricultural economy.
. Protect the most productive soil types.
b. Continue to protect soils against erosion.
c. Protect the floodplain from non-agricultural development.
d. Support the development of value-added agricultural industry in Cascade County utilizing the
products from the regional area.
al 4: Retain the presence of the US Military in Cascade County.
. Encourage the federal congressional delegation to actively support maintaining the current
mission status at a minimum.
b. Promote the location of additional military missions in Cascade County.
c. Encourage the reactivation of the runway at Malmstrom Air Force Base for fixed wing
d. Refer to the Joint Land Use Study for resolving conflicts and promoting mission compatible
Goal 5: Preserve and enhance the rural, friendly and independent lifestyle currently enjoyed by Cascade
a. Maintain Cascade County’s citizens independent lifestyle and minimize local governmental
ntervention, to the extent possible, consistent with the requirements of a continually evolving
economy and constantly changing population.
b. Preserve and promote Cascade County’s rich cultural heritage, rooted in natural resource
development and reflected in its numerous cultural/historic sites and archaeological areas.
c. Promote fire prevention measures throughout the county, giving special emphasis to the
extreme fire hazards present at the wild land/urban interface.
d. Encourage the continued development of educational programs and facilities, recreation
pportunities and spaced and health services for all county residents.