News & Updates


Stakeholder Notification / Public Notice

Thursday, August 30, 2018

From Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust

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Collaboration Provides Sanctuary for Endangered Gorge Turtles
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)

Collaboration Provides Sanctuary for Endangered Gorge Turtles

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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.

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Gorge Stewards
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.

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Wildfire Near The Dalles Spreads to Over 36,000 Acres
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.

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Fireworks & Forests Don't Mix
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.

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Overcoming Barriers to Accessing Nature
Retired Oregon State Parks manager Kevin Price speaks to St. Andrew Nativity School students at Vista House. (photographer: Nick Wiltgen)

Overcoming Barriers to Accessing Nature

Thursday, June 21, 2018

A recently retired Oregon State Parks manager shares his passion for outdoors inclusivity.

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Pacific Crest Trail, Benson State Park Reopen After Eagle Creek Fire
Hiking the Herman Creek section of the Pacific Crest Trail, 2015. (photographer: Debbie Asakawa

Pacific Crest Trail, Benson State Park Reopen After Eagle Creek Fire

Thursday, June 14, 2018

To protect public safety, it is illegal for hikers to venture off the newly reopened trails.

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Conservation Group Permanently Protects 470 Acres of Land in Columbia Gorge

Conservation Group Permanently Protects 470 Acres of Land in Columbia Gorge

Monday, June 4, 2018

Friends completes $5.5 million land-preservation campaign on the Washington side of the Gorge

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Together, We Did It
Exploring Duncan Creek, one of the Preserve the Wonder campaign properties. (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)

Together, We Did It

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Executive Director Kevin Gorman on a successful end to Friends' ambitious land preservation campaign.

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The Gorge Comes to Pioneer Courthouse Square
Digital representation of Walker Macy's Gorge-themed design for the 2018 Festival of Flowers.

The Gorge Comes to Pioneer Courthouse Square

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Walker Macy Designs Gorge Theme for 2018 Festival of Flowers

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