An overlay zone applied to specific properties for the purpose of protecting significant riparian areas, wetlands and other water resource related wildlife habitat areas- In 2005, the Eugene City Council adopted and applied the /WR Water Resources Conservation Overlay Zone measures to implement statewide planning Goal 5 inside Eugene’s city limits. The provisions went into effect on January 1, 2006.
The purpose of the overlay zone is to protect:
Significant riparian areas
Other water-related wildlife habitat areas
The regulations governing these Goal 5 resources can be found in the Eugene land use code, sections 9.4900-9.4980.