First-of-its-kind, The Rogue River Eco-Village Destination Resort (RREVDR) is an iconic eco-village destination resort in development in southern Oregon to create an up-scale, off-the-grid, world's first smart grid sustainable green community of 450 green homes and a Coalition of 23 Green Businesses using the best green architectural designs and system technologies available.
Location of the Land
The RREVDE is located on 2,110 acres in some of the most spectacular rural, undeveloped land in southern Oregon, Jackson County between Central Point and Gold Hill on a beautiful scenic bend of the Rogue River. Herds of wild elk roam this undisturbed rural land. This land is only 5 minutes from Interstate 5 and 20 minutes from Medford.
History of the Land
In 2008, a previous development project on this land went bankrupt in a golf resort/1200 homes development. The golf developer spent considerable funding on many feasibility studies in various stages including water, wetlands, environ-mental, species, archeology, traffic, roadways. These survey studies are transferable to the new land owner.
Innovative Business Plan
A Coalition of 23 Green Anchor Businesses are integrated into equity partnerships with their proprietary business services operating in exclusive international RREVDR branding rights, intellectual property, merchandising, R and D contracts, licensing and revenue sharing in recreational, geotourism & ecotourism programs in green eco-retreat packages. Diverse international marketing campaigns are integrated worldwide.
Integrative Engineering Team
An elite team of top system engineers, green architects, permaculture de- signers, landscape architects, solar & hydroelectric developers, renewable energy consultants, hydrologists, geologists, water engineers, land use con- sultants and green business developers are assembled into one of the most innovative green think-tank integrated engineering coalitions ever created.
All sustainable communities start with water and land usage design. The RREVDR Water Distribution Design is one of the most spectacular water harvesting and delivery engineering designs created. The primary water delivery originates with an all natural rock channel coming off the historic wild and scenic Rogue River with a beautiful intricate distribution of rock bank water canals integrating with seasonal creeks, collection ponds, wells, natural reservoir lake, storm run-off catchment areas, storage channels & storage tanks and rain cisterns that are all integrated into a “smart water delivery grid system” with overflows designed for instream return back to the Rogue River. All the RREVDR systems are integrated into the innovative water distribution system design. The Hydro-Electric and Solar Power systems, Water Treatment Filtration system and Potable Water Delivery system, Grey Water Recycling system, Living Biological system, Organic agriculture system, Agro-forestry, Gardens, Orchards, Vineyard, Green-houses, Aquaponics and Eco-Ranch are all integrated into a “smart water delivery grid system.”
Water Distribution System
Smart Grid with Smart Meters
The RREVDR development is engineered to be the world's first green community to have its own proprietary smart grid energy system integrated with smart meters in every home, business, commercial and industrial building. Electric and Water usage is controlled and operated by a Master Control Green Station that switches homes between a 3 tier power systems-- Hydroelectric, Solar, Battery. Smart meters show how energy usage can be saved in peak/off peak times. All energy usage is recorded in software for utility billing purposes and maximizing energy efficiency. All excess electrical energy not being used or stored into Battery Banks goes back into the external utility PPL grid creating a revenue stream. Any excess water that is not being used or stored, returns back into the Rogue River after going through the water filtration system. All energy power, water, food, and waste is continually going through renewable resources and conservation interactions with monitoring and recycling in natural returns that maximize efficiency, consumption rates while protecting ecosystems.
2110 Acres— Land Use Description
In northern CA and in Southern Oregon, it is almost vir- tually impossible to find large land parcels of spectacular rural land next to a historic, wild & scenic river where abundant undisturbed wildlife roams including herds of wild elk, deer, bear and where abundant water rights are avai- lable including a pump station next to a federal designated river (Rogue River) and to have the ability to subdivide this land into a residential develop-ment with over 450 homes. These 2110 acres have all the desired diversity of green eco-assets from location, topography, elevation, climate, des- tination resort zoning, specie biodiversity, and RREVDR bor- ders County & BLM land river frontage.
County Land Strategic Alliance
The RREVDS has established an informal speculative proposal with Jackson County Planning Department to participate in a logistical strategic partnership to create the first off-the-grid, fully sustainable Eco-Village Destination Resort in USA. This is the only land available in Jackson County that can be zoned as a destination resort enabling a municipality subdivision with abundant water rights. Jackson County Planning Department has expressed strategic planning inter-est to see the 2,110 acres be developed into a destination resort.
2110 Acres– Strategic Location
This is some of the most spectacular scenic land on a bend of the Rogue River between Central Point and Gold Hill that has enormous biodiversity to utilize permaculture designs with natural eco-land assets for green building. It is rare to find such land close to a major metropolitan (Medford, OR) and 5 minutes from a major Interstate freeway (Interstate 5). The proximity to hospital, large retail chains, schools, airport are all within easy access while still having the rural wilderness scenic elements of a destination resort.
Elevation & Climate
The climate is considerably warm in summer and in the winter months with a Mediterranean-like climate. At an elevation of 1,800 feet with mild winters and a warm, summer Mediterranean climate, this land is the best choice for a project this size anywhere in northern CA and southern Oregon. Snowfall during the winter months is very mild averaging 3.6 inches and melts fairly quickly.
This land has a rich diverse topography including grasslands, prairies, mesas, mountainous terrain, valleys, ravines, timberland, wetlands, seasonal creeks and ponds, wells, Rogue River, sacred sites, miles of trails that borders Oregon State land, BLM land and Jackson County Land. There are over 70 species of animals and 340 species of plants, which includes over 200 species of wildflowers.
Historic Rogue River
The historic, wild and scenic Rogue River begins near Crater Lake, one of the purest lake waters in USA. The Rogue River passes through multiple exotic terrains of the more ancient Klamath Mountains. The Rogue River serves as a beautiful backdrop for incredible views with the biodiversity and different ecosystems offering the ultimate diversity for eco-tourism recreational programs that can be integrated into an upscale green, off-the-grid eco-village community.
Indigeous Sacred Site History
This land has a rich history including the bordering Lower Table Rock, a historic sacred site mesa where indigenous natives lived for over 15,000 years. Lower Table Rock is one of the most popular hiking locations in the Rogue Valley with over 45,000 visitors annually. Lower Table Rock Trail has an elevation of 2,049 feet cut across the plateau slope. For centuries, the Takelma Indians lived along the middle and upper Rogue River, including the Table Rocks area. The Takelma tribe enjoyed the rich abundance of the food resources available near the Table Rocks which was largely the Rogue River salmon fish. These indigenous natives lived abundantly as nomadic hunter gathers living off the land-- acorns, tarweed seeds, berries, roots, salmon and animals. The first European Americans to visit the area were fur trappers. The 1850s gold rush brought many emigrants and settlers that created conflicts with the Rogue River Indians. These conflicts turned into warfare and several treaties were signed to end the hostilities and the US Army forced the Takelma away from the Table Rocks into reservations.
The innovation, creativity and green entrepreneurship of the RREVDR creates an ecotourism experience that is like nothing else in the world. Our ecological sustainable tourism resort integrates Sustainable Tourism, Geotourism, Ecotourism, Agritourism, Nature Tourism, Adventure Tour-ism and Voluntourism. RREVR will be a world-wide media attraction bringing a diverse range of international visitors, clients, permaculture design researchers and sponsors. RREVR's huge diversity in retreat ecotourism resort packages, eco-village tours, amphitheater event venues, river sports, wilderness treks, horse rentals and guided tours, indigenous village activities, courses and seminars in permaculture and agribusiness with cutting edge green technologies makes this a one-of-a-kind destination ecovillage resort.
RREVDR's Agriculture Laboratory and Permaculture Research Center will host and sponsor permaculture research & development projects with strategic alliances, universities agribusiness partners, manufacturers, research institutes, and internships in a wide range of green building technologies and intellectual properties. It works with all 23 Green Business Anchors, Home Owners Association, Green Building committees to ensure that all observation and analysis in site plans, designs and engineering meet the permaculture guidelines criteria without degrading the natural environment. The Research Center also serves as a consultant with all federal, state and county agencies to ensure regulatory compliance in all design & engineering systems.
To pioneer new eco-resort geotourism recrea-tional programs that integrates with green eco- eco-village communities using whole-systems design for sustainable processes in green renew- able energy, organic farming & eco-ranching, living biological sewage, dynamic water har-vesting, treatment & distribution and conserv-
ing natural resources with recycling programs processing materials & waste into new products.
To create a new green, sustainable ecovill-
age smart grid community model of respon- sible land stewardship that fosters and helps
to transform a new paradigm of sustainable,
off-the-grid green ecovillage community de- velopments with a global network of green developers, green architects, green engin-
eers, sustainable community planners, land
use consultants and permaculture designers.
To facilitate education, research and develop
ment, collaborations and research projects
with leading university agribusiness depart-
ments, permaculture institutes, agricultural researchers, green technology researchers, scientists, engineers, permaculture designers
sworld-wide and to also expand RREVDR Agri- culture and Permaculture Research Center programs, R & D, and intellectual properties.