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.

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.

Introducing Mike McCarthy, our new Board President

Alyson Marchi-Young
Wed, 08/29/2018 (All day)

Imagine returning home to Hood River after years away, ready to start an orchard on your family's land, only to discover that a giant resort was in the works for next door. In 1980, that's exactly what happened to Mike McCarthy. In an instant, he became a land use advocate. Now, thirty-eight years later, he is our incoming Board President, and this is his Oregon Story.

The People's Coast: Reflections from our DukeEngage Intern

Victoria Lim, an intern from Duke University, visited the Oregon Coast for the first time on a service project in July 2014. She shares her reaction in this reflection:

 

Fog. Chilly Winds. Rain.

Daring Mighty Things: Recapping An Evening With Three Land Use Legends

By Craig Beebe, Photos by Dave Garlock

Unprecedented vision, remarkable successes—but considerable fragility. Such were the characterizations of Oregon’s land use program shared by three “land use legends” on Thursday evening, January 10, at the first event in our 2013 McCall Society Speaker Series.

Share Your Oregon Story

Beyond the treats and good cheer, the holiday season is a time for telling stories. This holiday season, we're taking part. We want to hear your story about this special place called Oregon.

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