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.

"Wine Region of the Year"? You Bet.

Yamhill County Vineyards by Patrick MorganA major wine website has selected Oregon as its 2013 "Region of the Year," recognizing the high-quality growing conditions, and winemaking expertise, that our state has fostered. Not just the Willamette Valley. The whole state.

Farm Profile: Winter's Hill Vineyard, Yamhill County

We love visiting with the people that make Oregon agriculture great. In September we stopped by at Winter's Hill Vineyard, in the famous Dundee Hills of Yamhill County. 

Winter's Hill is a family-run winery that has been growing grapes since 1991. The Gladharts apply a strong sense of care for sustainability and community into everything they do at Winter's Hill. 

Today on the Land Use Trail: Corvallis

CorvallisThroughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, October 30: Corvallis, a sustainable city located in the Willamette Valley that’s been repeatedly recognized as one of the top 10 places to live in America.

Farm/Forest Dwellings Panel

Should We Allow More Dwellings in Farm and Forest Zones?

Three counties in southern Oregon received funding to review possible variations in allowed uses and minimum lot sizes in land zoned for farming and forest use. This pilot program is beginning its second and final year. The outcome(s) could have implications for farm and forest zones throughout the state. 

Friends of Polk County, a 1000 Friends affiliate organization, has arranged a panel discussion in the Willamette Valley to review progress to date.  

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/17/2013 - 7:00pm

Livability List: Social Media Highlights, September 8-20

It's sometimes hard to keep up with all the news in land use and livability. On Twitter and Facebook, 1000 Friends strives to keep you informed about what matters. But don't worry if you miss something along the way--our Livability List recaps some of our recent social media highlights.

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