1000 Friends' Legislative Guide to the 2009 Legislature

1000 Friends of Oregon's Guide to the 2009 Legislature available

1000 Friends of Oregon's Guide to the 2009 Legislature includes vital information on:

- in depth articles on our legislative priorities;

- how to be an effective citizen activist;

- legislative committee assignments;

- contact information for the Governor and legislators.

Click here to download our legislative guide (pdf).

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.

Winemaking as a Minority: Building an Inclusive Industry

Bertony Faustin
2017 Landmark: Connecting Oregonians
Tue, 02/27/2018 (All day)

Growing up in New York, AKA “the concrete jungle,” I never had the real appreciation of outdoor space, but always felt an indescribable happiness when around it. A child of immigrants, I was brought up to work hard and make it work – “The immigrant hustle.” I found myself in jobs that paid the bills, but never filled my soul.

2018 Mid-Legislative Session Review

The 2018 Oregon legislative short session is coming to a close, sometime in the next two weeks, so we want to give you an update now. We will provide a full legislative summary when the session is complete. As a reminder, we shared a preview of this session just last month.

Thanks to the work of so many of you, it looks like we will be able to pass legislation to improve the land use program and stave off some serious threats to it. Here is a status update of some key bills.

Meet Alexis Biddle

Mon, 02/26/2018 (All day)

Urban Circuit Rider

At the beginning of the new year, 1000 Friends brought on Alexis Biddle to be our new Urban Circuit Rider. Alexis has a strong passion for social justice, affordable housing, transportation, and sustainable urban design more generally. The Urban Circuit Rider will complement the work done by our Rural Circuit Rider, Meriel Darzen.

Stop Aggregate Strip Mining Deregulation TODAY!

1KF Staff and partners
Tue, 02/20/2018 (All day)

Today some members of the Oregon Legislature will consider a sneaky amendment to a transportati

Robert Liberty to receive the Tom McCall Legacy Award

Alyson Marchi-Young
Tue, 01/30/2018 (All day)

Since its founding over forty years ago, 1000 Friends of Oregon has worked tirelessly to insure that Oregon has vibrant communities, healthy working lands, and unspoiled iconic places now and for future generations. The success of these activities is in no small part due to the dedication, passion, and leadership of Robert Liberty. Mr.

2018 Legislative Session Preview

Mary Kyle McCurdy
Tue, 01/30/2018 (All day)

The 2018 Oregon Legislative “short” session will get underway on February 5 and will end no later than March 9.  1000 Friends will be tracking about two dozen bills dealing with farm and forest lands, transportation, and housing.  These include bills we support and bills we strongly oppose.  Here are highlights of the most significant land use bills.


Don and Traute Moore: building a winemaking legacy

Alyson Marchi-Young
Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:00pm

In the late 1980’s Oregon’s wine industry was still in its infancy. In Southern Oregon there were only a handful of wineries when Don and Traute Moore started planting their vineyards. “When we came to this work, we knew nothing about planting grapes” mused Don. But through trial and error, testing, learning, adaptation, and a dedicated crew by their sides, the Moore’s persisted and have become a regional powerhouse for wine.

Protecting Gimpl Hill: a community comes together

Hilliary Giglio
Sat, 07/01/2017 (All day)

What would you do if someone tried to pave 133 acres of forest habitat and family vineyards in your rural community for 19 sprawling residential lots? 
Bob Cattoche called 1000 Friends of Oregon.

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