The Eagle Creek fire has closed most trails from Cascade Locks to Troutdale.

Eagle Creek Fire Stewardship

Eagle Creek Fire Stewardship
Volunteers removing noxious weeds at a Friends stewardship work party. (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)

Thank you for your interest in being a steward of the Gorge.

Friends has teamed up with Trailkeepers of Oregon, Pacific Crest Trail Association, and Washington Trail Association to form the Gorge Trails Recovery Team in September of 2017 in response to the outpouring of support to volunteer in the Eagle Creek fire recovery efforts. The team is collaborating to offer a suite of complementary stewardship and trail work parties this spring and summer. Please register below to receive news and updates on upcoming work parties via our new stewardship email list.

Read article - Eight Questions: Recovering Gorge Trails 

Questions? Email Stewardship Volunteer Coordinator Mika Barrett at

More Information

As we begin stewardship work in areas impacted by the Eagle Creek fire, the Forest Service and Oregon State Parks will identify project work and the types of volunteer skills needed. Our partners in the Gorge Trails Recovery Team will assist by matching willing and trained volunteer crews to the work, providing crew leaders for work parties, ensuring volunteers are adequately trained, and ensuring safety protocols are followed. They will also help with tracking volunteer hours and accomplishments. The Forest Service and Oregon State Parks is inspired by this new trail coalition and very grateful for their support.

The Gorge Trails Recovery Team is looking for more volunteers and is particularly in need of volunteer crew leaders with stewardship and trail experience that are willing to step up and help with this effort.

*Registration is a two-step process*

  1. Click "+Add" to complete a ticket for each volunteer in your party. For large groups or minors in your party, see the additional information boxes under the registration fields.
  2. On 2nd page, click the bubble next to the main contact person's name (to autofill the information). This person will receive the confirmation email.
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