For the Deumling Family, Land Use Is a Way of Life

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 9:00am

As an Oregonian, I am so grateful for this time of year, when we wrap ourselves in scarves and sweaters, and gather around the hearth with loved ones. With the last leaves fallen, and the first snows laying thick across the Cascades, I am reminded once again of the incredible beauty and bounty of our beloved state, and especially of the connections between Oregon's forests and families like yours and mine.

What do Cherries Have to do with 1000 Friends of Oregon?

Mon, 07/30/2018 (All day)

When you think of summer in Oregon, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s an escape to our glorious public coastline. A float down a river greenway. A hike through the forest. An outdoor concert in a city park. Or maybe it’s a bowl of ripe red Oregon-grown cherries, freshly picked from an orchard just down the road.

Sam Sweeney: An Oregon Story

Wed, 03/13/2019 (All day)

Meet Sam Sweeney, longtime member of 1000 Friends of Oregon and a member of our Farmer Advisory Committee. Along with his son Tom, daughter-in-law Pieper, and grandson Austin, he runs Country Heritage Farms near Dayton. Together, the Sweeneys grow a wide variety of the crops the Willamette Valley is known for, including hazelnuts, marionberries, vegetables, grass, and clover seed.

Cannabis continues to grow

Greg Holmes
Wed, 08/29/2018 (All day)
Cannabis Grow | Canna Law Blog

Successful Farmers and Livable Cities: It's All Connected

Greg Holmes
Thu, 05/24/2018 (All day)

OHSU Farmer's Market from Oregon Department of Agriculture.  

Yamhill County restricts solar arrays on high value farmland

Meriel Darzen
Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:10pm
Solar Farm in Ontario, Canada by Invenergy, a solar developer looking to expand in Oregon.

Friends of Marion County fights massive festival planned on farmland

Alyson Marchi-Young
Sun, 04/29/2018 - 9:00pm
Aerial photo of the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville from Billy Newman Photo. 

Strengthening Agriculture in Oregon Through Collaboration

Greg Holmes
Thu, 03/29/2018 - 1:00pm

Through good times and economic downturns, agriculture is consistently one of the strongest sectors in Oregon’s economy. That success depends entirely on our protecting Oregon’s family farmers and the land that they need to do their work.

Conservation Groups File Lawsuit to Protect Important Farmland, Salmon Habitat near Controversial Columbia River Port

Press Release with CRAG, Willamette Riverkeeper, 1KF
Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:15pm

March 14, 2018 (St. Helens, OR)—Columbia Riverkeeper filed an appeal today challenging Columbia County’s second attempt to open 837 acres of high-value agricultural land along the Columbia River to industrial development. 1000 Friends of Oregon, Oregon’s statewide land use watchdog, is joining Riverkeeper’s appeal. The Port of St.

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