The Blue Mountain Chapter (BMC) of ORA was formed in 2001 and is centered in La Grande, drawing community members from throughout Union County. Energy and agriculture have been long-standing focuses of the chapter. Members are currently focused on Homegrown Prosperity and Healthcare Reform. They are also exploring interest in forming an Investment Group to reinvigorate the local economy.
The Snake River Chapter (SRC), based in Ontario, was formed in 2003 by members in Malheur County and folks throughout the western Treasure Valley. The SRC has focused on social justice and local food issues. It continues to coordinate the Four Rivers Community Garden and is exploring new issues and projects including creating a “solarize” program like Solarize Union County, developing a Farm to School program and becoming active in Oregon’s Healthcare Reform movement.