Our Land

Crag supports community efforts to protect and sustain the Pacific Northwest’s natural legacy because we believe that everyone should have a say in how local land is developed. We protect farmland, forestland, and local communities from industries and developers that would negatively affect local people and places. We help community members enforce land use laws to fight for the things that matter to their quality of life.

In this blog series, we focus on the issues that shape land use work Crag does to uphold the values of Oregonians and Washingtonians.

 

Climate Change & the Coastal Law Project

Climate Change & the Coastal Law Project

Most people know about climate change, but few understand exactly what its impacts will be or what kinds of work can be done to address its impacts now and in the future. For this blog post, I talked with Crag attorney Courtney Johnson and Oregon Shores Conservation...

A Modern Day Circuit Rider: Meriel Darzen, 1000 Friends of Oregon

A Modern Day Circuit Rider: Meriel Darzen, 1000 Friends of Oregon

If Meriel Darzen were born 200 years ago, she would be riding around the countryside on horses for her job as with 1,000 Friends. Her work is inspired by the circuit rider attorneys of the 1800s who used to ride horses around in rural areas to hold court in each...

This land is your land, this land is my land

This land is your land, this land is my land

Oregon has been in the national news for a wide variety of reasons over the last months. We've seen Oregon become the first in the nation to pass a law that automatically registers voters, we listened carefully during the headline-grabbing occupation of the Malheur...