Our primary work is to promote responsible growth that protects our natural resources and livability in Clark County ensuring these treasures will be available for generations to come.Become A Friend
We are the only organization in Clark County that actively defends the local implementation of the Growth Management Act to protect our forests, farmlands and natural resources.Become A Friend
We care about improving the quality of life and economic viability for everyone and advocate for livable, walkable cities, good public transportation, parks, and healthy local foods.Become A Friend
We are at the precipice of great change here in this spectacular region where economic development must be balanced with conservation and smart growth. We need your support to keep Clark County flourishing by protecting our most valuable assets. Help us plant the seeds for responsible growth to protect our precious lands and resources now and for future generations.
Preserving the heritage of our rich farmland and forests here in Clark County is critical to our mission at Friends of Clark County. Given the uncertain nature of our global circumstances, protecting an ample supply of prime farm and forest lands is of paramount importance.Read More
A scenic vision of waterways in Clark County provide us with unending beauty, recreational opportunities, fish and wildlife habitat and sustenance. Water is essential to local farming. Clean and abundant water is vital for all.Read More
Understanding the range of habitats that species depend on for their survival, Friends of Clark County believes we need to protect and restore those areas to ensure biological diversity in SW Washington.Read More
Local food provides many benefits. Developing a thriving, local food system in Clark County is essential in the wake of our uncertain global food economy. Friends of Clark County is educating people about the urgency of developing a resilient local food economy and supports local farmers and ranchers.Read More
Friends of Clark County advocates for creating connected communities by linking affordable housing developments with diverse public transportation options, meeting our growing population demands while protecting our resources and the environment.Read More
Exploring natural places provides renewal, feelings of well-being, and a sense of harmony with the broader community. In Clark County, the presence of protected natural areas within our urban fabric can serve to counter-balance the stress and strain of modern life.Read More
Imagine all the possibilities! All you have to do is take a stroll along the waterfront, visit historic parks, hike up forest and mountain trails, kayak down the river, spend an afternoon picnicking in the park, shop at the local farmer’s market, bike along the twisty roads, garden with your kids, or simply be in nature enjoying the diversity of wildlife. Clark County is a spectacular place to live, work, play and raise a family. That’s why Friends of Clark County wants to ensure this legacy continues and flourishes. We live in a special place. Let’s protect it for future generations!
Imagine a diversity of fish and wildlife habitats throughout the region prospering and thriving.
Imagine plenty of safe bicycle lanes and paths for trekking through urban and rural settings.
Imagine our scenic wonderland full of forest, river and mountain trails, open spaces and city parks protected for future generations.
Imagine our rivers clean and flowing with abundant water giving life to plants and animals and unlimited recreational enjoyment to humans.
Imagine flourishing communities with clean, green and affordable housing and transportation, good for the environment and the quality of life for all citizens.
"Study nature. Love nature. Stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
“We are blessed in Clark County to still have a rural and agricultural base that produces so much needed fresh produce, eggs, honey, dairy and meat. Those of us dedicated to a healthy food system know that protecting and preserving that farmland is critical to our quality of life.”
“In addition to protecting rural lands from urban sprawl, we advocate for livable cities to protect the quality of life for all citizens here in Clark County.”
“Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.”
"Our life begins to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
"We all live downstream."
"I would love to live like a river flows carried by the surprise of its own unfolding."
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air."
"The recovery of sprawl to vibrant places is literally our generation's greatest challenge."
"The food system sits at the intersection of environmental, health, and social justice issues that touch every individual, family, and community."
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”
As a farmer, I have witnessed the steady loss of farmland in Clark County since we bought our family farm in 1960. Still we remain committed to farming in this county. It is absolutely essential.
“I will argue that every scrap of biological diversity is priceless, to be learned and cherished, and never to be surrendered without a struggle.”
“Imagine if we had a food system that actually produced wholesome food. Imagine if it produced that food in a way that restored the land."
“In the end ... success or failure will come down to an ethical decision, one on which those now living will be judged for generations to come.”
“My sights are on the impacts of today’s decisions on seven generations into the future.”
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."
"Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it"