The Hood River Valley in 1949. The Hood River Valley in 2013. You get the picture.
No billboards, no malls, no gated resort communities or suburban sprawl - instead, precious resource land and wild places.
It's no accident.
This unique valley remains one of the nation's greatest fruit baskets thanks to our hardworking farmers, Oregon’s unique land use laws which protect resource lands, and citizen groups like the Hood River Valley Residents Committee, who work hard to uphold those laws.
We are Oregon's oldest citizen land-use activist group. Since 1977, our mission has been to protect farm, forestland, watersheds and the livability of our urban and rural communities through advocacy, education and monitoring land use processes and decision.
Because these things disappear when people aren't watching and acting...