Ensuring the Gorge remains a vibrant, living place—wondrous, wild, and open to all—is at the core of what we do. We are Friends of the Columbia Gorge, the only conservation organization entirely dedicated to protecting, preserving, and stewarding the Columbia Gorge for future generations.

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Friends’ conservation work is driven by members, volunteers, and activists. There are many ways to join our community of Gorge enthusiasts. Here are some ways to get started:

New Short Film Showcases Efforts to Stop Illegal Mining Operation in Gorge

New Short Film Showcases Efforts to Stop Illegal Mining Operation in Gorge

Co-produced by Holden Films and Friends of the Columbia Gorge, "When the Hard Work Begins" premieres online Aug. 3.

Nancy Russell: A Force for Nature

Nancy Russell: A Force for Nature

View photo essay and pre-order Bowen Blair's book about Friends' founder.

Bringing Back the Joy of Youth Outdoor Education

Bringing Back the Joy of Youth Outdoor Education

After an extended pause on Friends' youth education programs due to the pandemic, students are finally able to spend a full school day learning outside the classroom.


Oregon Terminates Gas-Fired Power Plant Proposal Near Columbia River

News & Updates

Oregon Terminates Gas-Fired Power Plant Proposal Near Columbia River

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

“Oregon’s future begins today, free of new fossil fuel power plants, which are dirty dinosaurs of a bygone era.”

Rake-a-Thon at Turtle Haven Preserve, WA

Events

Rake-a-Thon at Turtle Haven Preserve, WA

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Come join us for this Rake-a-Thon and other site prep projects that will clear the way for native meadow restoration at Turtle Haven.