For the Deumling Family, Land Use Is a Way of Life

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 9:00am

As an Oregonian, I am so grateful for this time of year, when we wrap ourselves in scarves and sweaters, and gather around the hearth with loved ones. With the last leaves fallen, and the first snows laying thick across the Cascades, I am reminded once again of the incredible beauty and bounty of our beloved state, and especially of the connections between Oregon's forests and families like yours and mine.

What do Cherries Have to do with 1000 Friends of Oregon?

Mon, 07/30/2018 (All day)

When you think of summer in Oregon, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s an escape to our glorious public coastline. A float down a river greenway. A hike through the forest. An outdoor concert in a city park. Or maybe it’s a bowl of ripe red Oregon-grown cherries, freshly picked from an orchard just down the road.

Meet Wendy Mitchell, our new Development Director

Alyson Marchi-Young
Tue, 11/20/2018 (All day)
Wendy enjoying the beach in Manzanita - her favorite Oregon site.

While many people may say they were inspired by Vin Scully, the beloved sportscaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers, not many can claim he gifted them with the opportunity for a lifelong career. Not many, but Wendy Mitchell can.

Farewell from Hilliary

Hilliary Giglio
Thu, 10/25/2018 (All day)

I remember it like it was yesterday, though it was 9 years ago. I pulled my car off to the side of Highway 101 where there was a small place to park and a trail leading through the trees, for a quick break on a road trip across the Pacific Northwest. I hiked on a small trail that zig zagged down the hill through the trees and what looked like a jungle to me at the time, being from Missouri and Colorado. I literally don’t think I had ever seen so much greenery along a hiking trail.

A win for Goal 1 & public participation in Hood River County

Meriel Darzen and Alyson Marchi-Young
Tue, 10/30/2018 (All day)

Our affiliate Hood River Valley Residents Committee (HRVRC) won an important case at the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) on October 15, 2018. HRVRC had appealed a local permit decision that was made without a hearing.

Measure 105: Wrong for Land Use, Wrong for Oregon

Russ Hoeflich
Mon, 09/24/2018 (All day)

As Americans, we begin September with Labor Day, in celebration of all working people in our great nation. Especially in Oregon, the hard-working traditions of ranching, agriculture, and forestry are still very much a part of our identity and our economy. Oregon’s prosperity is dependent on the labor provided, year in and year out, by thousands of immigrant Oregonians who, like generations before, came here in search of a better life for themselves and their families.

Introducing Mike McCarthy, our new Board President

Alyson Marchi-Young
Wed, 08/29/2018 (All day)

Imagine returning home to Hood River after years away, ready to start an orchard on your family's land, only to discover that a giant resort was in the works for next door. In 1980, that's exactly what happened to Mike McCarthy. In an instant, he became a land use advocate. Now, thirty-eight years later, he is our incoming Board President, and this is his Oregon Story.

A Summer Celebration at the Richmond's Star Mooring Farm

Russ Hoeflich
Mon, 07/30/2018 (All day)

Under the shade of the oldest tree in Yamhill County, past and present board members of 1000 Friends of Oregon gathered last Saturday for a heartfelt Summer Celebration in honor of 45 years of defending the state’s unique and powerful land use laws.

Engaging the next generation

Carol Zhou
Mon, 07/30/2018 (All day)

Meet our 2018 DukeEngage Intern

Carol at Cannon Beach for a day trip with the DukeEngage 2018 cohort

Forest Fires and Land Use - a new report coming soon

Ashlee K. Fox
Tue, 07/24/2018 (All day)
Owl flying above wildfire. Photo Credit: US Fish and Wildlife Service
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