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:

Nancy Russell: A Force for Nature

Nancy Russell: A Force for Nature

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

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.


Building Partnerships With Guided Outings

Blog Post

Building Partnerships With Guided Outings

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

For Friends’ outdoor programs, which includes our beloved hike program, the pandemic pause gave us time to reflect and analyze our past offerings.

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: December

Events

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: December

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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