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Port of Vancouver Votes to Cancel Oil Terminal Lease
A unit oil train rolls through the Columbia Gorge. (photographer: Stan Hall)

Port of Vancouver Votes to Cancel Oil Terminal Lease

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The lease for the controversial oil train terminal will expire March 31, 2018.

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The Fire and the Future
The Eagle Creek fire on the night of Sept. 4, 2017. (photographer: Tristan Fortsch)

The Fire and the Future

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Executive Director Kevin Gorman: By focusing on the long term, we can ensure that the communities along the Columbia River will thrive for countless years into the future.

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Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust Stewardship Update
This fall, Steve Kruger of partner organization Trailkeepers of Oregon led a trail maintenance work party at Friends' Mosier Plateau property. (photographer: Micheal Drewry)

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust Stewardship Update

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Land Stewardship Coordinator Sara Woods reports on the projects our volunteers made happen this fall and previews the work planned for 2018.

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Scenic Beauty Protected on Underwood Bluff
The scenic Underwood bluff, across the Columbia River from Hood River, was threatened with more development due to a faulty process of lot line adjustment. (photo: Friends' archive)

Scenic Beauty Protected on Underwood Bluff

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Here's an example of how our legal team works to uphold the Gorge Scenic Area Act and protect the Gorge's scenic landscape.

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Conservation Groups Challenge New Rules That Cut Oregonians Out of Energy Siting Decisions
Portland General Electric's Carty Generating Station in Boardman, OR. (photographer: Michael Durham)

Conservation Groups Challenge New Rules That Cut Oregonians Out of Energy Siting Decisions

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Nine conservation groups file appeal in Oregon Supreme Court challenging energy council’s new power plant siting rules.

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Washington Siting Council Unanimous in Vote Against Port of Vancouver Oil Terminal
Opponents of the oil terminal celebrate on Nov. 28, 2017 in Olympia after the State Energy Site Evaluation Council voted unanimously against the proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver. (photographer: Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Washington Siting Council Unanimous in Vote Against Port of Vancouver Oil Terminal

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

If built, the terminal would have transported up to 15 million gallons of oil per day through the Columbia River Gorge in dangerous oil trains.

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Giving Thanks Through the Fire: Cascade Locks Strong
The Eagle Creek fire burns near Cascade Locks, Oregon, viewed from the north end of Bridge of the Gods in N. Bonneville, Wash., Sept. 4, 2017. (photographer: Tristan Fortsch)

Giving Thanks Through the Fire: Cascade Locks Strong

Thursday, November 16, 2017

How the Eagle Creek fire forged a new sense of community and purpose.

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Friends Recognizes Winners of Its Third Annual Photo Contest
"Mirror" by Matt Meisenheimer, grand prize winner of Friends' third annual photo contest.

Friends Recognizes Winners of Its Third Annual Photo Contest

Friday, November 10, 2017

A reflective shot of Elowah Falls wins the grand prize.

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Hood River County Presented With $46,140 Gift in Honor of Wildfire Heroes
Hood River County Deputy Chris Guertin, Sheriff Matt English and Reserve Deputy Bob Stewart with gift from Friends-led public appeal. (photographer: Blaine Franger)

Hood River County Presented With $46,140 Gift in Honor of Wildfire Heroes

Monday, October 16, 2017

A recent public appeal was led by Friends in appreciation of the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Division's efforts in the Eagle Creek wildfire.

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It's Time to Reconnect With the Gorge
View of White Salmon and Hood River looking west from Burdoin Mountain. (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)

It's Time to Reconnect With the Gorge

Friday, September 22, 2017

Executive Director Kevin Gorman: Let's use the coming weeks and months to extend our gratitude to Gorge communities.

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