What's new with 1000 Friends

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Unprecedented heatwaves are leaving farmers in a lurch

Extreme heat, drought conditions, and smoke from wildfires meant that many farmers were — and still are — facing devastating outcomes for their harvests.

Victory in Polk County Preserves 228 Acres of Farmland

Applicants wanted to rezone over 200+ acres of farmland from Exclusive Farm Use to zoning that would allow small-acre residential developments.

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A land use victory 8 years in the making

A massive hotel and concert venue outside of an urban growth boundary disrupts the balance land use planning strives to sustain. 



See what we're doing for the next four years

Our destination points represent more than a part of just a strategic plan — they embody our commitment to Oregon.

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Our Mission

Land use planning is the core of who we are. 

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

1000 Friends works to reverse discriminatory practices, policies, and impacts on people.

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Join our team

See what positions we've got open.