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.

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:

Oregon Legislature Acts to Address Bias Crimes on Public Lands

Oregon Legislature Acts to Address Bias Crimes on Public Lands

On June 9, the Oregon House passed Senate Bill 289. The measure now goes to Gov. Kate Brown for signature.

Work for Friends

Work for Friends

We are hiring for the position of Community Engagement Specialist. Application deadline is July 28.

"A Climate of Change" Webinar

We teamed up with Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network to discuss efforts to safeguard Gorge communities from the effects of climate change.


How the Lyle Hill Fire Affected Our Lyle Cherry Orchard Preserve

Blog Post

How the Lyle Hill Fire Affected Our Lyle Cherry Orchard Preserve

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

A report from our land trust on damage from the fire and what it means for the preserve's trails.

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: August

Events

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: August

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The Gorge Commission welcomes everyone to attend Commission meetings.