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.

Jackson County Voters Reject Anti-Planning Initiatives on May Ballot

Jackson County voters resoundingly rejected two anti-planning initiatives on the May 15 ballot. 1000 Friends worked with local residents and partner organizations to defeat the measures, and celebrates the victory.

Strong Opposition to Anti-Planning Initiatives on Jackson County Ballot: Even Planning Critics Don't See the Point

Local residents, elected officials, and the Mail-Tribune are joining a growing and vocal opposition to two anti-land use planning initiatives on the ballot this month in Jackson County. Some of the opposition even comes from supporters of Measure 37.

Jackson County Residents and Leaders Speak Out Against Anti-Planning Initiatives on May Ballot

Two Jackson County ballot intiatives that aim to revive the ghost of Measure 37 are provoking significant opposition from concerned farmers, residents, and leaders in the county. Even some who supported Measure 37 in 2004 have come out against the initiatives, the Mail Tribune reports.

U.S. Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Measure 49

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends Communications and Development Coordinator

In an important move protecting the intentions of Oregon voters, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of Measure 49, the 2007 ballot referendum that reversed the worst excesses of 2004’s Measure 37.

Oregon Supreme Court Delivers Important Victory for Oregon Farmland

In a significant victory for Oregon farmland and the integrity of our land use system, the Oregon Supreme Court last week prevented the development of a subdivision on farmland in Yamhill County that had won final approval the day before Measure 49 was passed by Oregon voters.  This is a big victory for our affiliate Friends of Yamhill County and Crag Law Center, who brought the case, as well for as all of us who believe that prime Willamette Valley farmland should be protected f

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