Friends of the Columbia Gorge Announces Sixth Annual Hike Challenge
Standing in wonder at Latourell Falls. (photographer: Micheal Drewry)

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Announces Sixth Annual Hike Challenge

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

This spring’s Preserve the Wonder hike challenge highlights the many wonders of the Gorge.

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Safety Defects on Oil Train Routes Underscores Need for Passing Oregon Rail Legislation
June 2016 file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation showing south train rail tie plates and lag bolts at the site of a fiery June 3, 2016 train derailment in Mosier, OR.

Safety Defects on Oil Train Routes Underscores Need for Passing Oregon Rail Legislation

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Union Pacific received the most violation recommendations.

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Preserving the Wonder for Things We Hold Dear
Meghan Gorman, daughter of Executive Director Kevin Gorman, at Friends' Mosier Plateau land trust property. (photographs courtesy of Kevin Gorman and Michelle Kinsella)

Preserving the Wonder for Things We Hold Dear

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Executive Director Kevin Gorman on Friends' new land campaign and the interconnections of work and personal life.

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North Bonneville: Building Trail Dreams from the Bottom Up
Drone's-eye view of Beacon Rock State Park, part of a new plan for a Stevenson to North Bonneville trail segment. (photographer: Kenji Sugahara)

North Bonneville: Building Trail Dreams from the Bottom Up

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Town strives to spread community trails to a wildlife refuge, state park and neighboring town of Stevenson.

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Federal Court Dismisses Union Pacific Lawsuit
The fiery aftermath of the oil train derailment at Mosier, OR, June 3, 2016. (photographer: Michael McKeag)

Federal Court Dismisses Union Pacific Lawsuit

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Railroad fails to circumvent tribal treaty rights and Columbia Gorge protection laws.

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BNSF Agrees to Clean Up Waterways Soiled by Coal Leaking From Trains
Coal dust blow-off from a coal train traveling in the eastern Columbia Gorge. (photographer: Julie Coop)

BNSF Agrees to Clean Up Waterways Soiled by Coal Leaking From Trains

Friday, March 3, 2017

BNSF concession closes lawsuit filed by Friends, allies.

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2016 Volunteers of the Year: Don and Alona Steinke
Don and Alona Steinke pose with their Volunteer of the Year award, Feb. 1, 2017. (photographer: Michael Horodyski)

2016 Volunteers of the Year: Don and Alona Steinke

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Conservation Organizer Ryan Rittenhouse remarks on activists' inspiring work on behalf of the Gorge and the planet.

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Pianist Greg Lief Volunteers Beautiful Music to Protect the Gorge
Greg Lief performs at The Old Church, March 2016. (photographer: Stan Hall)

Pianist Greg Lief Volunteers Beautiful Music to Protect the Gorge

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Creative volunteerism is pianist Greg Lief’s legacy for the Columbia Gorge

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Environmental and Health Groups File to Intervene in Union Pacific Lawsuit
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.

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Union Pacific Railroad Sues to Exempt Itself From Gorge Protections
Mosier, OR, as seen from Friends of the Columbia Gorge's Mosier Plateau property. (photographer: Paloma Ayala)

Union Pacific Railroad Sues to Exempt Itself From Gorge Protections

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The lawsuit in Federal Court comes just seven months after the Mosier oil train fire.

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