Farmland Protection


We work with rural communities across Oregon to help people who do not readily have access to the resources needed to interact fully and effectively with the land use system. We litigate cases locally and throughout the appeals process to enforce and uphold that system, craft and promote farm and forest preservation policies, provide technical assistance with land use planning matters, and find creative solutions to support our rural economy.

In coordination with our regional Affiliate Network and our Cooperating Attorney Program, our Rural Lands Attorneys provide pro bono legal resources and representation to rural Oregonians where land use matters are concerned. Often these cases come to us through our Farmer Advisory Committee or our Affiliate Network of 11 regional land use advocacy groups, which serve as our “eyes and ears” on the ground monitoring for cases of irresponsible land use and engaging in the public processes to advocate for smart planning.