2012 Legislative Session Underway: 1000 Friends Fighting Several Threats

While the 2012 Legislative session is a short session, opponents of Oregon land use planning have wasted no time proposing legislation that would continue to chip away at planning's potential to support thriving farms and forests, livable communities and active citizen engagement in shaping their communities.

1000 Friends and our allies are hard at work in Salem to stand up for a productive, balanced Oregon and a successful land use planning program.

Of particular concern at the moment is House Bill 4095, which would severely weaken farm and forest protections in Southern Oregon by allowing the Land Conservation and Development Commission to work with Jackson, Josephine, and Douglas counties to redefine and redesignate resource lands based in part on factors other than their productivity or history of resource use. 1000 Friends is actively opposing this harmful proposal, and we need your help.

Learn more about this and other bills, and how you can get involved, on our 2012 Legislature page: www.friends.org/Legislature. We're frequently updating the Legislature page as bills are introduced, amendments are proposed and hearings and votes are held, so check back often for more information all session long.