Today on the Oregon Land Use Trail: Pendleton

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, August 27: Pendleton. In the corner of northeast Oregon, Pendleton is a economic and cultural engine for an entire region.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our new Land Use Trail. Today, August 16: Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge (NAR). For almost 80 years, the Refuge helped ensure 300 documented species continue to thrive high in the “Oregon Outback”.

Today's Stop on the Land Use Trail: John Day Fossil Beds

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our new Land Use Trail. Today, July 25: John Day Fossil Beds. This extraordinary place has revealed what Oregon was like millions of years ago. 

Today's Stop on the Land Use Trail: Grande Ronde Valley

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our new Land Use Trail. Today, July 18: Grande Ronde Valley. Surrounded by the awe-inspiring Blue Mountains and enriched with Oregon Trail and Native American history, the valley is among the state’s most important agricultural areas.

Today's Stop on the Land Use Trail: Wallowa Lake

Throughout this summer, we'll be featuring stops on our new Land Use Trail. Today, July 10: Wallowa Lake, a place of special significance to generations of Oregonians.

The Importance of Wheat Exports to Oregon's Economy: 1000 Friends Statement on GMO Contamination

Over 600,000 acres of agricultural land in northeast Oregon, and thousands of Oregonians who depend on it, could be affected by the recent discovery of non-approved genetically-modified wheat in the region. This is an event that should concern all Oregonians, because it poses a major challenge to one of the state’s most crucial economic sectors: agriculture.

Tom McCall Legacy Gala

40fwd: The 2013 Tom McCall Legacy Gala & Fundraiser

Friday evening, March 1, 2013, 6:00-8:30 PM
The Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway, Portland

In this 40th anniversary year of Oregon's pioneering land use program, it's time to come together to celebrate all that land use planning has done for our state. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

August Oregon Stories: Making Density Work, Stateline Lessons, and Land Use Is: Your Plate

Our Oregon Stories e-newsletter for August features new perspectives on quite a few things. From the attributes of good density, to the byways of eastern Oregon, to a renewed awareness of the importance of Oregon agriculture to the economy and what we eat.

Walkable Workplace Profile: A Classic Home for Classic Foods

Jake Greenberg could have moved his Portland specialty food distribution company anywhere after it outgrew its longtime facilities. But where other companies might have chosen a tilt-up warehouse in a freeway office park, Greenberg recognized the hidden costs that held for his employees and the environment. Instead, he chose to renovate and relocate to a long-neglected icehouse in a walkable Portland neighborhood.

Report: Active Transportation Is a Priority for Rural Areas, Too

By Dave Garlock, 1000 Friends Communication Intern

There is a common misconception that only residents of big cities bike and walk, and therefore active transportation investments are not well-suited to rural areas. A new report from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy tells a different story.  

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