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.

Today's Stop on the Land Use Trail: Ashland

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, July 30: Ashland. In the heart of the Bear Creek Valley, Ashland has balanced its growth with the assets that make it such an appealing place to visit and live: open spaces and working farmland, a thriving downtown, and a unique culture.

Oregon Active Transportation Summit

The 2013 Oregon Active Transportation Summit

Wednesday-Thursday, April 24 and 25
Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St. SE, Salem

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/24/2013 (All day) - Thu, 04/25/2013 (All day)

Rogue Valley Food Summit

Rogue Valley Food Summit

1000 Friends is pleased to have worked with a variety of Rogue Valley partners to help organize this exciting day full of opportunities to learn about and engage in progress in our local food system.

Friday, March 8, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
New Beginnings Church, 270 West Evans Creek Road, Rogue River, OR

Cost: $15 if you register before March 5. A limited number of spaces will be available at the door for $20.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/08/2013 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
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