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Stewardship: It's More Than Just Pulling Weeds
Stewardship volunteers removing invasive plants at Angel's Rest, OR. (photographer: Mika Barrett)

Stewardship: It's More Than Just Pulling Weeds

Monday, November 19, 2018

As part of Friends' mission, our Public Land Stewardship program connects people to the landscape.

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Friends of the Columbia Gorge Appeals Zimmerly Mining Decision
Mining activities continue unabated at the illegal Zimmerly quarry, just north of Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Sept. 20, 2018.

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Appeals Zimmerly Mining Decision

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Gorge Commission urged to stop largest ongoing land-use violation in history of the Gorge National Scenic Area.

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Changing Leaves, Changing Trail This Fall in Lyle
Autumn hike on the Lyle Cherry Orchard trail. (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)

Changing Leaves, Changing Trail This Fall in Lyle

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Gorge Towns to Trails Manager Renee Tkach reports on a trail extension in the eastern Gorge.

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Fall 2018: Top Three Gorge Hikes and Tips Before You Go
View from the Klickitat Trail. (photographer: Don Jacobson)

Fall 2018: Top Three Gorge Hikes and Tips Before You Go

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Before you head out on Gorge trails this fall, check out these tips and hike recommendations.

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Gorge Forest Fires: Infrequent but Ferocious
Before regeneration: The aftermath of the Eagle Creek fire, seen from above the Columbia Gorge. (photographer: Blaine Franger)

Gorge Forest Fires: Infrequent but Ferocious

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Experts: Past fires can help predict regeneration of forests

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Stakeholder Notification / Public Notice

Thursday, August 30, 2018

From Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust

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Collaboration Provides Sanctuary for Endangered Gorge Turtles
One of the 15 western pond turtle hatchlings released at the Turtle Haven land trust property this year. (video still by Michael Durham, Oregon Zoo)

Collaboration Provides Sanctuary for Endangered Gorge Turtles

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Friends bought the 64 acres in Washington known as Turtle Haven with the hope that the land would someday live up to its name. Signs are, it will.

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Gorge Stewards
U.S. Forest Service rangers show Washougal sixth-graders the effects of fire on bark of different tree species. (photographer: Brandon Davis)

Inspiring the Next Generation of Gorge Stewards

Thursday, July 26, 2018

A look at the Friends' outdoor education program giving Washougal, WA middle school students a chance to see the Gorge with fresh eyes.

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Wildfire Near The Dalles Spreads to Over 36,000 Acres
Aerial shot of the Substation fire, July 18, 2018. (Credit: KOIN-TV)

Wildfire Near The Dalles Spreads to Over 36,000 Acres

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

"It’s fire season in the Gorge, please be safe" says Friends of the Columbia Gorge Executive Director Kevin Gorman.

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Fireworks & Forests Don't Mix
Aerial shot of Eagle Creek fire damage. (photo courtesy of State of Oregon)

Fireworks & Forests Don't Mix

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Last year, the illegal use of fireworks over the Labor Day holiday weekend ignited the Eagle Creek fire.

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