In Malheur County, a win-win-win for farmers, economy, & environment?

1000 Friends Staff
Tue, 10/30/2018 (All day)

At 1000 Friends of Oregon, we know that agriculture is critical to our future and that farmland is protected for good reason: farmers are pillars of our economy. That is especially true in Malheur County, where agriculture, coupled with other natural resource work like forestry, fishing, and hunting supply over 15 percent of jobs - the largest of any industry category in the County.

Legislative Session Wrap-Up: Bills we successfully defeated

Mary Kyle McCurdy
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:30pm

The 2017 legislative session was a long and winding road. Early land use threats died easily, while new ones cropped up at the final hour.

ACTION ALERT! Stop The Legislative Assault On Our Rural Lands

Mary Kyle McCurdy
Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:30am

Stop the erosion of Oregon’s land use laws TODAY!

Two Senate bills that deteriorate our land use system received a hearing this week. Both passed through the Senate Committee on Rules without any recommendation. As of this update (6/28/17) we are waiting to see where these bills go next. 

Growth in Bend: OSU-Cascades Expansion

Kathy Wilson
Tue, 12/16/2014 (All day)

If you live in Bend, you’ve probably heard pros and cons about the development of the OSU-Cascades campus. If you haven’t been following the issue, the University is planning to build on a 10-acre site to accommodate more students and then potentially expand onto an adjacent 46-acre site in the future. This has raised concerns about increased traffic, increased stress on the already stressed housing market, and the location of the campus itself - whether or not the 46-acre site is even safe or desirable to build on.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Sherman County Wheat

We’re continuing our tour of our Land Use Trail. Today, March 3: Sherman County’s wheat fields, a core economic driver of “The Land Between Two Rivers.”

Today on the Land Use Trail: Owyhee River Canyonlands

​We’re continuing our tour of our Land Use Trail. Today, January 8: The Owyhee River Canyonlands, one of Oregon's most hidden gems.

Today on the Land Use Trail: The Columbia River Gorge

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, December 4: The Columbia River Gorge, home to dozens of waterfalls, several unique communities, and one of Oregon’s most special land use balances.

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.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Hells Canyon

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, October 25: Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America, in a rugged and exceptional corner of Oregon.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Baker City

As fall sets in, we’re still visiting stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, October 15: Baker City. Founded in 1864, this stop reminds us why past generations came to out to Oregon in the first place: access to abundant natural resources, productive soil, and gorgeous landscapes.

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