The Office of Planning and Research (OPR) assists the Governor and the Administration in planning, research, policy development, and legislative analysis. The OPR formulates long-range state goals and policies to address land use, climate change, population growth and distribution, urban expansion, infrastructure development, and resource protection. The OPR acts as the state's liaison to a variety of entities including local government, planning professionals, small business, and the military. The OPR houses and supports the Strategic Growth Council. In addition, OPR houses California Volunteers, a program aimed to increase the number and impact of Californians involved with service and volunteering throughout the state.