In a win for 1000 Friends of Oregon and Rogue Advocates, the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) ruled against Josephine County’s request to turn about 90 acres of forestland into a residential subdivision.
The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) has ruled that junkyards are not an appropriate use of agricultural land. 1000 Friends of Oregon represented petitioners in their fight against Lake County over the County’s decision to allow a junkyard and auto wrecking yard on farmland.
In a win by 1000 Friends — representing Friends of Douglas County — for residents of Douglas County, the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) remanded a decision by the Douglas County Commission to essentially create a new type of zone through an ordinance that would allow for more development in areas of fire risk, big game habitat, and farm and forestland.
1000 Friends of Oregon, Columbia Riverkeeper and farmers at Port Westward celebrated a decision by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) that maintains protections for 837 acres of high-value farmland in the midst of prime salmon habitat.
Thanks to legal help from 1000 Friends, Friends of Marion County defeated an ill-advised proposal to pave over rich farmland in Marion County with a sprawling, low-density subdivision.
1000 Friends of Oregon and Columbia Riverkeeper filed a legal challenge to Columbia County’s controversial decision to rezone over 830 acres of prime farmland and wetlands for heavy industrial development along the Columbia River.
Applicants wanted the Polk County Commissioners to rezone over 200 acres of farmland from Exclusive Farm Use to zoning that would allow small-acre residential developments.
In the 2021 legislative session, we authored HB 2560, which passed with bi-partisan support. HB 2560 ensures any individual will be able to attend hearings and provide valuable input, in a comfortable environment.
Here are some more of our impacts:
- LEGAL WIN | Putting an 8-year land use threat to bed
- LEGISLATIVE SUCCESS | HB 2001: Housing for All
- LEGAL WIN | Douglas Co. LUBA Decision
- POLICY VICTORY | Residential Infill Project
- PUBLISHED | Wildfire report & action plan
- COMPLETED | Southern Oregon Land Use Leadership Initiative
- PUBLISHED | Farmland report & action plan