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:

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.

10 Gorge Winter Hikes to Start the Year on Good Footing

10 Gorge Winter Hikes to Start the Year on Good Footing

Check out these hikes that offer plenty of scenery and austere appeal during winter.

Text Alerts: Another Way to Take Action With Friends

Text Alerts: Another Way to Take Action With Friends

Text "gorgefriends" to 52886 or click on the link to sign up for conservation advocacy text alerts.


Blumenauer to Seek Mt. Hood/Gorge Legislation, Wants to Hear From Public

Blog Post

Blumenauer to Seek Mt. Hood/Gorge Legislation, Wants to Hear From Public

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer wants to hear from the public by Jan. 7 about outlined concepts for added protections and enhancement to the Gorge and Mt. Hood National Forest.

Winter Well-Being Webinar

Events

Winter Well-Being Webinar

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Winter Well-Being: How mindfulness in nature improves our lives and Gorge conservation efforts