The Eagle Creek fire has closed most trails from Wyeth to Troutdale.

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The Silver Fir and the Art of Patience
Fording Duncan Creek, summer 2017. (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)

The Silver Fir and the Art of Patience

Thursday, April 12, 2018

As the final stage of the Preserve the Wonder campaign begins, executive director Kevin Gorman thinks about the nature of change.

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Friends of the Columbia Gorge Announces $250,000 Matching Gift Challenge
View from Lyle Peak, one of the seven Preserve the Wonder campaign properties. (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Announces $250,000 Matching Gift Challenge

Monday, April 9, 2018

The ambitious Preserve the Wonder campaign effort will protect over 400 acres of land on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge.

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Friends Makes Additional $20,000 Gift to Support
Executive Director Kevin Gorman announces the additional gift by Friends to the "Be There fro the Gorge" campaign, March 12, 2017. (See story below for a link to the Facebook Live announcement.)

Friends Makes Additional $20,000 Gift to Support "Be There for the Gorge" Campaign

Monday, March 12, 2018

The crowdfunding effort is to help fire-damaged trails from Multnomah Falls to Angel's Rest.

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Port of Vancouver Unanimously Terminates Lease Early
Oil train seen from Mitchell Point, Columbia River Gorge. (photograher: Joe Urmos)

Port of Vancouver Unanimously Terminates Lease Early

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Tesoro-Savage oil train terminal is officially over.

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Eight Questions: Recovering Gorge Trails
View of the Columbia Gorge from the fire-damaged Angels' Rest trail, fall 2017. (photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service)

Eight Questions: Recovering Gorge Trails

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mika Barrett of Friends and Steve Kruger of Trailkeepers of Oregon talk about a new trails recovery collaboration.

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Friends Responds to Eagle Creek Fire Court Decision
Eagle Creek after rain, September 2017 (photographer: Daniel Stindt)

Friends Responds to Eagle Creek Fire Court Decision

Friday, February 16, 2018

"The fire is out, the court has spoken. Now is the time to focus on the healing process to help the Gorge recover," said Friends Conservation Director Michael Lang.

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We Are All Caretakers of the Gorge
Land stewardship volunteers work together to remove invasive plant species at Friends' Mosier Plateau land trust property. (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)

We Are All Caretakers of the Gorge

Monday, February 5, 2018

A new crowdfund campaign gives Friends' members an opportunity to help take back some of what was lost in the fire and make cherished places better than before.

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Friends Makes $10,000 Gift to Support Crowdfunding Campaign Kick-Off
The fire-damaged Angel's Rest trail in a fall 2017 photo taken by the U.S. Forest Service.

Friends Makes $10,000 Gift to Support Crowdfunding Campaign Kick-Off

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Oregon’s Kitchen Table campaign seeks funds to help U.S. Forest Service rebuild trails around Multnomah Falls damaged by the Eagle Creek fire.

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WA Gov. Inslee Rejects Massive Oil Shipping Terminal
Activists against the Vancouver oil terminal deliver petitions to Washington State Capitol building, May 2017. (photographer: Kristi Nakata, Washington Environmental Council)

WA Gov. Inslee Rejects Massive Oil Shipping Terminal

Monday, January 29, 2018

Law and overwhelming evidence support governor’s protection of the public interest.

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Port of Vancouver Votes to Cancel Oil Terminal Lease
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.

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