• Your Oregon Stories for May 2020 •

Perspective is everything, Friend.

In the 10 weeks since Oregonians began to stay at home, it's sometimes seemed like the world has been turned upside down. Now, as most Oregon counties begin the process of slowly and carefully reopening, it's not entirely clear which way is up. This week, for instance, we are awaiting the latest budget projections from Salem, knowing that cuts to state agencies will almost surely mean more work for nonprofits like 1000 Friends.

But as I said at the beginning, perspective is everything. More work for us also means more opportunities to demonstrate all the ways that land use planning contributes to Oregon's overall exceptional quality of life, and to our state's resiliency in times of crisis. I hope you'll agree that this is a challenge worth accepting!

Thank you for all you do, Friend, and thank you for being a Friend. 

For Oregon,

Executive Director


P.S. Please note that our offices remain closed while my staff and I remain fully accessible by phone and email from our home offices. Please feel free to reach out at any time.

Only one day left to get your vote counted

One More Day to Vote

Oregon's primary election ends tomorrow⁠—be sure to cast your ballot! 1000 Friends officially endorses Measures 26-209 (Portland's Fix Our Streets) and 26-210 (Metro's Supportive Housing Services).

Elk and other big game are part of why we fought to protect this land

Victory in Linn County

Our Working Lands Attorney Andrew Mulkey secured a favorable decision from the Land Use Board of Appeals this month, keeping 108 acres of rural resource land and big game habitat intact.

Sustainable transportation systems are part of Oregon's land use planning program

Curbing Carbon Emissions

Last month we sent letters to 2 state agencies (LCDC and ODOT) urging them to make changes in the transportation sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect Oregonians from climate change and pollution.

What's on the horizon for next month?

Coming Next Month

You'll hear more about our soon-to-be-published farmland report, our newest Gerhardt Intern, the start of wildfire season in Oregon, the upcoming (long-awaited) vote on Portland's Residential Infill Project, and more.

1000 Friends of Oregon
133 SW 2nd Ave, Ste 201 | Portland, Oregon 97204
503.497.1000 | info@friends.org

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