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.  

Tom McCall Legacy Gala

2012 Tom McCall Legacy Gala

Friday, March 23, 6:00pm-8:00pm
The Governor Hotel, 614 Southwest 11th Avenue, Portland

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

New Face of Farming central eastern Oregon meeting

1000 Friends is launching an initiative called the New Face of Farming.

The initiative is focused on listening to farmers and ranchers throughout the state to identify land use policy issues that could be adapted to help producers remain viable and profitable ( We will be using your feedback to craft our 2012 legislative agenda so your voice truly matters!

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 5:15pm - 7:15pm

Historic Preservation League of Oregon: Historic Preservation 101, Pendleton

Historic Preservation 101

The Historic Preservation League of Oregon holds a workshop on Historic Preservation in Pendleton. Participants will learn about the basic principles of historic preservation and its practical applications to local resources, hear about how preservation and Main Street revitalization go hand-in-hand, and explore preservation strategies for local places that may be endangered or in need of rehabilitation or adaptive reuse.

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/21/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

1000 Friends Works to Improve Planning for Sage Grouse Protection

In April, the State released a new plan for the management of sage grouse called the Oregon Sage Grouse Conservation Plan.  The plan comes at a critical time: sage grouse were recently determined by the US Fish & Wildlife Service to be warranted for inclusion on the Endangered Species List.

Oregon Agriculture Remains Essential to Oregon Economy

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends Communications Intern

Last week saw some important news emerge regarding agriculture’s vital role in Oregon’s economy, highlighting its current significance as well as the need to protect its long-term viability.

Eastern Oregon Solar Fair

The first Eastern Oregon Solar Fair in La Grande is a partnership of Oregon Rural Action, the Union County Renewable Energy Committee, Solar Oregon, Energy Trust of Oregon and our business sponsors. The fair series of events designed for folks in Eastern Oregon to learn more about using solar systems in their homes and businesses through professional workshops, interactions with vendors, and meeting local folks who use solar systems. For more information, click here.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/04/2010 (All day) - Sun, 06/06/2010 (All day)

Proposed Toll Road South of Portland Runs Into Opposition

Proposed Toll Road South of Portland Runs Into Opposition

Dana Tims
The Oregonian
April 05, 2010

A proposal to build Oregon's only privately financed and operated toll road, almost all of it crossing prime farmland south of Portland, is running into stiff opposition from local residents, farmers and elected officials.

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