Who We Are

1000 Friends of Iowa, founded in 1998, is a statewide, membership-based nonprofit  focused on engaging local residents around responsible and equitable land use and addressing the impacts of irresponsible land use.

Our mission is to engage and unite Iowans in efforts to protect farmland & natural areas, revitalize neighborhoods, towns & cities, and improve quality of life for future generations.

Our key program areas include:

  1. Protecting Our Soil, Water,  Farms and Natural Areas
  2. Smarter, Equitable Transportation
  3. Climate Change & Renewable Energy
  4. Sustainable, Regenerative, and Equitable Communities & the Built Environment
  5. Best Development Awards

People United for Responsible Land Use