Rally on the Washington Capitol steps in Olympia before the petition deliveries. (photographer: Ryan Rittenhouse)
Friends, Coalition Partners Deliver 1.3 Million Comments Against Coal and Oil Transport
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Find out what's next and how you can help.
A coal train thunders through the eastern Columbia Gorge. (photo: Friends' archive
Washington Regulators: Coal Terminal Would Cause "Signficant, Long-Lasting Harm"
Thursday, May 4, 2017
State agency and county release final review for largest proposed coal export terminal in North America.
On the trail at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, December 2016. (photos courtesy of Debbie Asakawa)
Finding Wonder at Steigerwald
Monday, May 1, 2017
Preserve the Wonder Campaign Co-Chair Debbie Asakawa writes of a magical winter day at Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.