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.

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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:

Early Fires in 2021 Forecast Daunting Future

Early Fires in 2021 Forecast Daunting Future

Newly adopted policies will be vital in facing future challenges from wildfires exacerbated by drought. But much more will need to be done.

Taking Education From Virtual Back to the Outdoors

Taking Education From Virtual Back to the Outdoors

One of Friends' outdoor education programs goes back outdoors with the help of a youthful, relatable "fish nerd" biologist.

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.


Early Fires in 2021 Forecast a Daunting Future

Blog Post

Early Fires in 2021 Forecast a Daunting Future

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Newly adopted policies will be vital in facing future challenges from wildfire threats exacerbated by drought. But much more will need to be done.

Gorgeous Wildlife Webinar Series: Bats

Events

Gorgeous Wildlife Webinar Series: Bats

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Friends' Gorgeous Wildlife webinar series, led by local specialists in their respective fields, returns just before Halloween with bats!