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:

Peter Cornelison: Farewell, but Not Goodbye

Peter Cornelison: Farewell, but Not Goodbye

As a leading voice for Gorge protection retires from Friends, meet a new generation of Gorge conservation organizers.

Check Out the Friends Shop

Check Out the Friends Shop

Show your love for the Gorge while helping support our work to protect, preserve, and steward it.

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.


With Assist From Friends, Washington State Parks Expands Beacon Rock

News & Updates

With Assist From Friends, Washington State Parks Expands Beacon Rock

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust held neighboring property until the agency could buy the land.

Silver Star Mountain & Ed’s Trail - Members Only

Events

Silver Star Mountain & Ed’s Trail - Members Only

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Hike Difficulty level: Very Strenuous: 10.2 miles | 3,000-ft elev. gain