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. Mitigating climate change. On any given day, we do it all. Here's how.

Sam Diaz leads a past Portland LULI
Land Use Leadership Initiative

Since 2012, our LULI program has trained over 100 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 155,000-unit housing shortage. See what 1000 Friends is doing to close the gap without creating sprawl.

Transportation page image: cat in bike basket

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. 

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.

Salem Statue
Legislative Sessions

When the Oregon Legislature is in session, 1000 Friends is on the ground in Salem to help keep good land use policy on the agenda.

Portland for Everyone

From the Residential Infill Project to Better Housing by Design, we led this successful 4-year campaign to bring about affordable housing solutions for every Portlander.

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.

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.

Get Involved

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