Friends of Yamhill County Hosts Candidate Forum April 30

With two key positions on the Yamhill County Commission open and land use a perennially important topic locally, Friends of Yamhill County, an independent affiliate of 1000 Friends of Oregon, plans to host a candidate forum on April 30 in McMinnville.

Op-Ed: Land Use Still Works

"Farmers can farm, and builders can build," writes 1000 Friends Executive Director Jason Miner. "Each plays a vital role in Oregon's future." Read his op-ed published recently by the Portland Tribune, Hillsboro Tribune, and Newberg Graphic.

Four Questions for a Conservation Champion: Mike McCloskey

Few people know conservation history as well as Mike McCloskey. This is true in part because he just wrote a book on the topic, but more to the point—because he has lived it.

Friends Happy Hour in Eugene

You are invited to join us for an informal get together and conversation in Eugene this February.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 5-7pm, 990 W 1st Street, Eugene. Please RSVP by clicking here.

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

McCall Society Speaker Series: Benjamin Ross in Eugene and Portland

McCall Society Speaker Series
Benjamin Ross, "Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism"

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

McCall Society Speaker Series: Michael McCloskey in Salem

McCall Society Speaker Series
Michael McCloskey: "Conserving Oregon's Environment"

1000 Friends is pleased to welcome former Sierra Club leader, longtime conservation advocate, and author Michael McCloskey to our 2014 McCall Society Speaker Series. McCloskey's new book, Conserving Oregon's Environment, explores the rise of modern environmentalism in Oregon, and some key breakthroughs in the movement. 

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

1000 Friends Celebrates Victory for Marion County Farmland

In March 2012, a slight Marion County farmer named Lolita Carl spoke at 1000 Friends' Tom McCall Legacy Gala. Lolita, whose family has farmed in Marion County for generations, told our guests how 1000 Friends staff were helping her defend her farmland and way of life in Woodburn.

What's Under Your Tree?

Many Oregonians enjoy a tradition of going to a Christmas tree farm to find the perfect tree. But many don't know  that Oregon's Christmas tree industry is the nation's largest, with most trees exported across the country and world. We thought we'd celebrate this industry with an infographic.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Yamhill County Vineyards

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, December 12: Yamhill County Vineyards, the beautiful heart of a $3 billion industry.

Oregon Employment Department: Food Manufacturing a "Staple of Oregon's Economy"

Food manufacturing is a key part of Oregon's agri-cluster, as our new report shows. Freshly released statistics from the Oregon Employment Department further demonstrate just how important, and stable, food manufacturing is for Oregon.

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