Protect the Gorge

Friends of the Columbia Gorge protects the Gorge for future generations to enjoy -- and we need your help.

While the Columbia River Gorge is protected by the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act, development pressure and environmental issues pose a constant threat to the Gorge. From monitoring development to lobbying for funding to improve Gorge air quality, Friends of the Columbia Gorge uses a spectrum of tools to protect the spectacular beauty and natural integrity of the Gorge

Our work depends on citizens like you. We need the public to engage and stand up for Gorge protection. Take a moment to learn about some of the most important issues facing the Gorge today and what you can do to help.

Current Actions
Current actions concerned citizens can take to protect the Gorge.
Issues & Campaigns
Get involved with the major conservation issues Friends is working on, from stopping a Gorge casino to improving Gorge air quality.
Gorge Towns to Trails: Making the Connection
Gorge Towns to Trails is a vision for a comprehensive trail system that wraps around the Columbia Gorge, linking communities with recreation, benefiting tourism, and highlighting and enhancing the beauty and wonder of the Columbia Gorge. Friends of the Columbia Gorge is leading this effort and seeks input and partnerships from Gorge communities, citizens and elected officials.
There are many ways to help protect the Gorge, whether it's helping remove invasive species from Gorge lands, leading an educational hike or helping in Friends' office with a mailing. Volunteer today!
Land Trust
Learn how Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust protects sensitive Gorge lands through acquisition from willing sellers.
Outdoor Education Programs
Our youth education programs educate and inspire future generations of Gorge protectors.
Activist Tool Kit
A citizen's game plan for protecting the Gorge.