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.
Outreach Manager Maegan Jossy, Executive Director Kevin Gorman, and Outdoor Programs Coordinator Kate Lindberg will #optoutside on Black Friday.
Executive Director Kevin Gorman: Love the Gorge this Thanksgiving weekend, but with the kind of love a parent has for a child.
Blow off from a coal train on the BNSF rail line pollutes the eastern Columbia Gorge. (photographer: Julie Coop)
Agreement in principle requires study of coal train covers, $1 million in environmental restoration plus coal cleanup