We are Friends of the Columbia Gorge, the only non-profit organization dedicated entirely to ensuring that the
beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains a place apart, an unspoiled treasure for generations to come.

Get Involved

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:

Trail Ambassador Program Expands Beyond the Gorge

Trail Ambassador Program Expands Beyond the Gorge

The successful, collaborative volunteer program enters a new phase of transition.

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Take Action: Send an Email to the Gorge Commission

Take Action: Send an Email to the Gorge Commission

Tell them to include climate change in Management Plan revision and to stop urban sprawl.

Take Action
VIDEO: Inside the Preserve That’s Bringing Baby Turtles Back to the Gorge

VIDEO: Inside the Preserve That’s Bringing Baby Turtles Back to the Gorge

View the Oregonian's report from the western pond turtle release at Turtle Haven.

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Friends of the Columbia Gorge Announces Nature + Nurture Photo Contest

News & Updates

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Announces Nature + Nurture Photo Contest
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Friends' fifth annual photo contest celebrates the connection between nature and the cultures and communities that make the Gorge a vibrant place to visit and live. Read More

Schemes, Dreams & Teams: A Century of Gorge Protection Efforts

Events

Schemes, Dreams & Teams: A Century of Gorge Protection Efforts
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Executive Director Kevin Gorman presents a dive into the scenic area’s history, conflict and how technology might help all of us keep the Gorge wild and beautiful for generations to come. Event Details