News & Updates


Friends of the Columbia Gorge Condemns Recent Cape Horn Cliff Vandalism
"We can't allow this act of vandalism to be how people view the Gorge," says Friends of the Columbia Gorge Executive Director Kevin Gorman.

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Condemns Recent Cape Horn Cliff Vandalism

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Friends responds to the vandalism discovered on April 23 along Cape Horn Cliff.

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Winners Announced in Friends' Fourth Annual Photo Contest
Detail of Colleen Wright's grand prize-winning shot of morning sunlight filtering through the fog along the Nick Eaton Ridge trail.

Winners Announced in Friends' Fourth Annual Photo Contest

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Colleen Wright wins grand prize for evocative shot along Nick Eaton Ridge trail.

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Long-Term Effort Pays Off for Threatened Oak Trees in the Gorge
A summertime view of Oregon white oaks at the former Upland Oaks Preserve the Wonder campaign property on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. (photographer: Michael Horodyski)

Long-Term Effort Pays Off for Threatened Oak Trees in the Gorge

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thanks to Friends' decade-plus-long effort, a threatened patch of majestic Oregon white oak now enjoys federal protection.

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Friends Testifies in Support of Funding for the Gorge Commission
Springtime at Mosier Plateau. (photographer: Melanie Means)

Friends Testifies in Support of Funding for the Gorge Commission

Monday, March 25, 2019

Testimony by Executive Director Kevin Gorman in front of the Oregon Legislature's Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources

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Friends' 2018 Volunteers of the Year
Friends' Volunteers of the Year for 2018. Left to right: Gary Sinnen, Coila Ash, Whitney Dawson, Gloria Gardiner, Sophie Larsen-Teskey, Brandon Davis, Alice Weaver (not pictured: Hilary Nally, Carolyn Stewart). (photographer: Richard Kolbell)

Friends' 2018 Volunteers of the Year

Thursday, February 28, 2019

410 individuals gave back to the Gorge by volunteering with Friends in 2018.

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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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