Drone's-eye view of Beacon Rock State Park, part of a new plan for a Stevenson to North Bonneville trail segment. (photographer: Kenji Sugahara)
North Bonneville: Building Trail Dreams from the Bottom Up
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Town strives to spread community trails to a wildlife refuge, state park and neighboring town of Stevenson.
The fiery aftermath of the oil train derailment at Mosier, OR, June 3, 2016. (photographer: Michael McKeag)
Federal Court Dismisses Union Pacific Lawsuit
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Railroad fails to circumvent tribal treaty rights and Columbia Gorge protection laws.
Coal dust blow-off from a coal train traveling in the eastern Columbia Gorge. (photographer: Julie Coop)
BNSF Agrees to Clean Up Waterways Soiled by Coal Leaking From Trains
Friday, March 3, 2017
BNSF concession closes lawsuit filed by Friends, allies.
Don and Alona Steinke pose with their Volunteer of the Year award, Feb. 1, 2017. (photographer: Michael Horodyski)
Conservation Organizer Ryan Rittenhouse remarks on activists' inspiring work on behalf of the Gorge and the planet.
Greg Lief performs at The Old Church, March 2016. (photographer: Stan Hall)
Creative volunteerism is pianist Greg Lief’s legacy for the Columbia Gorge
Aerial view of Union Pacific's oil train derailment and fire at Mosier, June 3, 2016. (photographer: Paloma Ayala)
Environmental and Health Groups File to Intervene in Union Pacific Lawsuit
Monday, January 23, 2017
The railroad company’s lawsuit seeks exemption from Gorge protection laws.
Mosier, OR, as seen from Friends of the Columbia Gorge's Mosier Plateau property. (photographer: Paloma Ayala)
The lawsuit in Federal Court comes just seven months after the Mosier oil train fire.
Coal dust blows off a coal train traveling through the eastern Columbia Gorge. (photographer: Julie Coop)
Washington Department of Natural Resources Denies Lease for Columbia River Coal Export Terminal
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The decision should mean the end for the proposed coal export terminal, which would have been the largest coal export terminal in the U.S.
Sunset viewed from Washington SR-14 in the Columbia Gorge. (photographer: James Holloway)
As the sun sets on the year, take a look at the fruits of your support.
Mosier, OR, autumn 2016; a single railroad track is visible on the north side of the town, near the Columbia River. (photographer: Paloma Ayala)
Union Pacific has appealed Wasco County’s denial of its rail expansion proposal near Mosier, OR. For different reasons, Friends and two other groups have also appealed the county's decision.