DIGGING DEEPER

Unprecedented Coalition Proposes Reserves Map

The Agriculture & Conservation community has come together to form an historic coalition to support thoughtful & responsible recommendations for the Urban & Rural process. 

Farmers and conservation groups have often disagreed in the past, but on this issue we strongly agree: urban sprawl destroys valuable farmland, streams, and wildlife habitat. Our proposal achieves a balance of protection for agriculture and natural resources while providing for common sense future growth in the region,” said Washington County Farm Bureau President Dave Vanasche at a press conference Monday.

Supporters of the Agriculture & Natural Resource Coalition Map include…

Washington County Farm Bureau
1000 Friends of Oregon
Oregon Association of Nurseries
Portland Mayor Sam Adams
Save Helvatia
Coalition for a Livable Future
Tualatin Riverkeepers
Oregon Tilth
Portland Area CSA Coalition
Friends of Family Farmers
Audubon Society of Portland
Urban Greenspaces Institute
Slow Food Portland
Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited
Friends of French Prairie
Victoria Lowe, Forest Grove City Council
Scotch Church Road Families & Farms
Portland Farmers Market

More info about the Urban & Rural Reserves process is available at 

1000 Friends of Oregon and Cooking Up A Story and Metro