You can find us around Oregon hosting speakers, facilitating conversations, and collaborating with nonprofits and governments to share the latest about land use with you. Please stay tuned to see when we'll be in your community. You can sign up to receive Oregon Stories (and invitations to local events) at


2015 Siskiyou Film Festival: January 30-31, 2015

Held at Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center on January 30 and 31, the 13th annual Siskiyou Film Festival will feature eight films. 1000 Friends of Oregon is a proud sponsor of the event. The festival will focus “on the activism, science and history of the environmental movement and feature award winning films about people creating real world solutions to today's environmental challenges on a local, regional and global scale.” Our Southern Oregon planning advocate Greg Holmes will be there all weekend, so stop by and say, “Hello.” Learn more here.

2015 Paul Gerhardt Internship: February 19, 2015

This summer intern program is open to students across the United States and Canada majoring in land use planning or related fields. This internship was established in 1986 to commemorate the life and work of 1000 Friends' first planner Paul Gerhardt, Jr. The application deadline is February 19, 2015. 

Legislative Luncheon at the Oregon State Capitol: February 23, 2015

You're invited to the 1000 Friends of Oregon Legislative Luncheon at the Oregon State Capitol (Room 167A) on Feb. 23, 2015. Lunch will be provided from 12:15-1:45 pm as we talk about our goals for the 2015 legislative session. You'll hear from staff, experts, and special guests who explain the bills we plan to watch, promote, advocate for, and oppose. There will also be time for a Q&A at the end. Please RSVP here to ensure we have enough food for everyone who attends: If you have any questions prior to the Brown Bag, please reach out to our policy director Mary Kyle McCurdy at Check back for speaker and event updates.

40th Anniversary McCall Gala: March 21, 2015

As we approach our 40th anniversary year in 2015 we are reflecting back: We wouldn't be celebrating this milestone without the support of many, many people. Thank you for making our work possible. On Saturday, March 21 we will officially celebrate with hundreds of supporters at the Exchange Ballroom in Portland. Please visit for tickets and more information. Sponsors make this event and its Emerging Advocates program possible. Learn more at

2015 McCall Speaker Series: Various Dates in 2015

This year, we are hosting discussions in Astoria, Bend, Grants Pass, and Corvallis. Speakers and final topics will be announced at a later date, but mark your calendars with the following.

May 6, 2015 from 4-6pm: Astoria
June 27, 2015 from 2-4pm: Bend
September 26, 2015 from 2-4pm: Grants Pass
October 8, 2015 from 5-7pm: Corvallis