News & Updates


Friends Staff Urge Strong Oil Train Safety Law in Testimony Before Oregon House Committee
Union Pacific unit oil train travels along I-84 by Starvation Creek State Park. (photographer: Stan Hall)

Friends Staff Urge Strong Oil Train Safety Law in Testimony Before Oregon House Committee

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Read testimony by two Friends' staff members regarding the first oil train safety bill up for consideration in 2019.

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The Shutdown: Unraveling the Tapestry
Regeneration in the burn area along the Multnomah Falls-Wahkeena Falls loop trail, on U.S. Forest Service land.

The Shutdown: Unraveling the Tapestry

Monday, January 28, 2019

Executive Director Kevin Gorman on the effect of the government shutdown on the Gorge National Scenic Area.

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Blazing Trails at the Lyle Cherry Orchard
Volunteers on a Washington Trails Association work party help create the first 700 feet of new trail to re-route a steep section of the Lyle Cherry Orchard trail. (photographer: Micheal Drewry)

Blazing Trails at the Lyle Cherry Orchard

Thursday, January 24, 2019

New trails, new perspectives at Friends' land trust preserve on the Washington side of the eastern Gorge

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There's No Place Like Trails for the Holidays
Burned trees contrast with blooming undergrowth along the newly opened Multnomah Falls to Wahkeena Falls trail. (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)

There's No Place Like Trails for the Holidays

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Safety tips to consider for hiking on recently reopened trails.

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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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