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.
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.
This fall, Steve Kruger of partner organization Trailkeepers of Oregon led a trail maintenance work party at Friends' Mosier Plateau property. (photographer: Micheal Drewry)
Land Stewardship Coordinator Sara Woods reports on the projects our volunteers made happen this fall and previews the work planned for 2018.
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)
Here's an example of how our legal team works to uphold the Gorge Scenic Area Act and protect the Gorge's scenic landscape.
Portland General Electric's Carty Generating Station in Boardman, OR. (photographer: Michael Durham)
Nine conservation groups file appeal in Oregon Supreme Court challenging energy council’s new power plant siting rules.
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)
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.
"Mirror" by Matt Meisenheimer, grand prize winner of Friends' third annual photo contest.
A reflective shot of Elowah Falls wins the grand prize.
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.
View of White Salmon and Hood River looking west from Burdoin Mountain. (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)
Executive Director Kevin Gorman: Let's use the coming weeks and months to extend our gratitude to Gorge communities.