We promote land use policies and activities that advance healthy communities, positive economic outcomes and environmental benefits in Wisconsin.


We help people make the connection between sound land use planning, transportation decisions and protection of the natural environment. Everything that we do on the land touches something else. We understand that climate change, transportation, and land use are intrinsically linked. We address community policies that are too frequently underestimated in their importance to protecting our environment (seeĀ How We Are Different).

Statement on Equity:

In all of our work, 1000 Friends is committed to working toward a future of environmental, climate and social justice for all. Through collaborative programs we are expanding partnerships with community-based and statewide organizations that share this commitment. Our work promoting sound land use, climate and transportation policy cannot be successful without an equitable foundation.