On any given day, we do it all.

We’re protecting working lands, improving transportation systems, keeping housing affordable, ensuring public participation, reducing wildfire risk, training new leaders, managing urban growth, maintaining rural economies, creating healthy communities,  supporting clean energy, and mitigating climate change.

Sam Diaz leads a past Portland LULI
Land Use Leadership Initiative

Since 2012, our LULI program has trained over 200 emerging land use leaders. The future of Oregon’s land use system depends on it.

Colorful row of houses in Portland

Oregon is in the midst of a 140,000-unit housing shortage. See what 1000 Friends of Oregon is doing to close the gap without creating sprawl.

Oregon vineyard land
Farmland Protection

We litigate cases to enforce and uphold the land use planning 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.

Forests & Wildfire

We work with a network of agencies, landowners, and communities to ensure a thriving future for Oregon’s forests and for the people who depend on them.

Land Use Policy is Climate Policy

It’s the issue of our lifetime. Learn more about how and why land use planning and climate change mitigation go hand in hand.

A TriMet bus crosses a bridge, with pedestrian and bike lanes on the shoulder

1000 Friends of Oregon plays a unique role in advocating for transportation systems that create healthy, livable, climate-resilient communities through land use and transportation planning. 

Oregon's food systems feed our state, and the world.
Food Systems

Oregon’s abundant agricultural industry feeds not just Oregonians, but the world. See how we partner with farmers, ranchers, and food networks to keep this tradition going – and growing – strong.

Get involved

Are you a farmer, rancher, forester, or land use attorney? With our Forestry and Agriculture Advisory Committee and Cooperating Attorney Program, we have special ways for you to make a difference for Oregon!