Stewardship volunteers removing invasive plants at Angel's Rest, OR. (photographer: Mika Barrett)
As part of Friends' mission, our Public Land Stewardship program connects people to the landscape.
Mining activities continue unabated at the illegal Zimmerly quarry, just north of Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Sept. 20, 2018.
Gorge Commission urged to stop largest ongoing land-use violation in history of the Gorge National Scenic Area.
Autumn hike on the Lyle Cherry Orchard trail. (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)
Gorge Towns to Trails Manager Renee Tkach reports on a trail extension in the eastern Gorge.
View from the Klickitat Trail. (photographer: Don Jacobson)
Before you head out on Gorge trails this fall, check out these tips and hike recommendations.
Before regeneration: The aftermath of the Eagle Creek fire, seen from above the Columbia Gorge. (photographer: Blaine Franger)
Experts: Past fires can help predict regeneration of forests
From Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.