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:

January 24: Appeal of Ruling That Shut Down Illegal Gorge Mine

January 24: Appeal of Ruling That Shut Down Illegal Gorge Mine

At 11 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday, a panel of the Washington Court of Appeals will hear arguments in appeal of the Columbia River Gorge Commission's 2019 ruling.

Breaching the Snake River Dams

Breaching the Snake River Dams

While the dams are far upstream of the Gorge, dwindling Gorge salmon runs, tribal significance and recreation benefits led Friends to support the breaching proposals.

Creating a World-Class Trekking Network Encircling the Gorge

Creating a World-Class Trekking Network Encircling the Gorge

Learn more about the initiative to create a 200-mile loop trail network in the Gorge.


Collaboration Yields a Climate Action Plan for the Columbia Gorge

Features

Collaboration Yields a Climate Action Plan for the Columbia Gorge

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Bringing in members of often-overlooked communities, contributed to a Columbia Gorge climate plan that would address local concerns and be broadly supported.

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: February

Events

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: February

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

The bi-state commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The public is invited to attend meetings.