A Special Privilege

Jason Miner
Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:00pm

Oregon Wineries and Commercial Activity

Over three legislative sessions and in innumerable conversations in Salem from 2011 to 2013, 1000 Friends championed protecting farmland for farming alongside vintners and winemakers. Wine industry leaders worked to define what are and are not acceptable practices on wine lands.

McCall Speaker Series: The Future of Food and Farming in the Rogue Valley

Rogue Valley Food System Network logoMcCall Speaker Series

The Future of Food and Farming in the Rogue Valley

Wednesday, November 19, 7:00-8:30pm

Medford Public Library, 205 S Central Ave

Please click here to RSVP


Event Date: 
Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Three Voices, One Compass: Meet Our McCall Gala Speakers

Join us next Friday, June 20, for the 2014 McCall Gala. Come to connect and commit to Oregon's future. Meet Emerging Advocates and hear from three standout Oregon innovators.

Meet our 2014 Tom McCall Gala speakers:

Siskiyou FilmFest

12th Annual Siskiyou FilmFest

Friday, March 21 to Saturday, March 22 
Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center

1000 Friends of Oregon is pleased to be a cosponsor again this year for the Siskiyou FilmFest, an annual celebration of Ecology, Sustainability, and Community featuring award-winning films about real people creating solutions to today's environmental challenges on a local and global scale. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/21/2014 (All day) - Sat, 03/22/2014 (All day)

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: Crater Lake

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, November 20: Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States and an icon of 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/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.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Umpqua River

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, August 20: The Umpqua River. Archeological research shows that the Umpqua River has hosted settlements of people and sustained local populations as long as 8000 years ago. Today, the river still sustains us with its plentiful supply of fish and wildlife, and is a premier location for an array of recreational activities.

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