Oregon Agriculture Remains Essential to Oregon Economy

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends Communications Intern

Last week saw some important news emerge regarding agriculture’s vital role in Oregon’s economy, highlighting its current significance as well as the need to protect its long-term viability.

Advocates Defend Citizen Participation in Land Use Appeals

An overflow crowd packed a Capitol hearing room on February 15 to oppose three bills that would severely impact ordinary citizens’ ability to fight improper land use decisions.

The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on HB 2181, HB 2182 and HB 2610, each of which would undermine citizen access to the Land Use Board of Appeals. These bills seem specifically designed to make it harder to challenge bad development decisions made at the local level.

Study Shows How Sprawl Attracts Sprawl

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends Communications Intern

 

A new study published in the Journal of the American Planning Association confirms what many have long suspected: the development of one subdivision on farmland at the urban fringe is highly correlated with the development of additional subdivisions. Or as some have put it, sprawl begets sprawl.

Marion County Judge Strikes Down Measure 37 Claim Near Salem

Eric Mortenson
The Oregonian
Mon, 12/13/2010 (All day)

After years of determined struggle by conservation activists including 1000 Friends of Marion County, a Marion County judge has finalized her reversal of a prior decision by the Marion County Commission allowing developers to proceed with plans for the Ridgeview Estates subdivision in the South Salem Hills, writes Eric Mortenson of The Oregonian.

1000 Friends Holiday Party Honors Innovators

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends Communications Intern



On a drizzly Thursday evening, December 2, several dozen supporters and honorees of 1000 Friends gathered in the warm glow of Northwest Portland's Lovejoy Bakers to celebrate another great year and to honor several of the next generation's leaders in conservation and organizing.

2010 HLA Conference

The Road Home: The Intersection of Transportation and Affordable Housing

2010 Housing Land Advocates Conference
 
The U.S.
Event Date: 
Thu, 10/07/2010 - 8:30am - 4:15pm

LCDC Meeting - Salem

The Land Conservation and Development Commission will be meeting in Salem on September 1st and 2nd.

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/01/2010 - 1:00pm - Thu, 09/02/2010 - 5:00pm

Washington County Active Transportation Forum

Washington County Active Transportation Forum

When: Wednesday August 4 6pm-8pm

Where: Vernier Software and Technology
13979 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton

Event Date: 
Wed, 08/04/2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

OLCV Summer Conversation Series in Deschutes County: Toxics

OLCV Summer Conversation Series in Deschutes County: Toxics

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Join the conversation with Rep. Judy Stiegler. Make your voice heard on top environmental concerns.

The Summer Conversation Series starts next week! Hosted by the Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (OLCV's sister organization), this statewide series of forums will connect communities with their elected lawmakers to talk about what Oregonians have identified as top environmental issues:

Event Date: 
Tue, 08/24/2010 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

OLCV Summer Conservation Series in Jackson County Topic: Toxics

OLCV Summer Conservation Series in Jackson County Topic: Toxics

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Join the conversation with Senator Alan Bates. Make your voice heard on top environmental concerns.

The Summer Conversation Series starts next week! Hosted by the Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund,(OLCV's sister organization), this statewide series of forums will connect communities with their elected lawmakers to talk about what Oregonians have identified as top environmental issues:

Event Date: 
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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