You are Oregon's 1000 Friends

Join 1000 Friends of Oregon to support great communities, healthy working lands, and iconic landscapes.

Our state faces significant challenges. From regular pressure to urbanize our farm and forest lands, to growing levels of houslessness and hunger, to dramatic climate change impacts. 1000 Friends addresses these issues daily, ensuring our state has housing for all, accessible transit, food security through farmland preservation, and protected natural areas for future generations. We do this by promoting an equitable balance of our lands uses and responsible choices that deliver livable cities and towns, healthy working lands, and environmental conservation for future generations. 

Your support means that we can make 2018 a great year in land use. We will...

  • Provide land use expertise and legal support to every town and city in Oregon through our expanded Circuit Rider program.
  • Lead Solar-by-Design, a project that will establish guidelines to bring more solar energy to Oregon while protecting our precious farms and forests.
  • Pass a clean energy jobs bill that prioritizes our land use system as a tool for climate change mitigation.
  • Train the next generation of land use leaders and advocates, and involve as many Oregonians as possible in the decisions that shape Oregon’s future.
  • Support investments that build resiliency into our forests.
  • Ensure that our farmers and ranchers can keep their family lands intact from one generation to the next.

 

“I give to 1000 Friends of Oregon because they work with me and other citizens in the Hood River  Valley to save farmland for future generations. Without the Oregon Land Use system and 1000 Friends' assistance much of the Hood River Valley would be subdivisions by now.”  

- Mike McCarthy, Hood River Valley orchardist

 

1000 Friends of Oregon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID 93-0642086

Photo Credit: Columbia Gorge from The Knowles Gallery, Creative Commons