Easy: 3.4 miles | 650-ft elev. Gain
Keeping the Columbia Gorge wild and wondrous is the core of what we do. Friends of the Columbia Gorge is the only conservation organization dedicated solely to protecting the scenic, natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Columbia Gorge for generations to come. For almost 40 years we have worked to protect the Columbia Gorge from irresponsible development, preserve vital lands, promote responsible stewardship, strengthen public support for conservation initiatives, and expose local youth to the Gorge's wonders. Learn more: gorgefriends.org/about
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For media questions, speaking requests, or public education partnership inquiries please contact: Burt Edwards, communications director | 971.634.0595 (office) | 703.861.8237 (cell) | firstname.lastname@example.org (email)
News & Updates
May 13, 2022
Two-year, $32 million restoration project improved wildlife habitat, reduced flood risk
April 6, 2022
Annual poetry challenge asks public to write, share haikus on what they love about the Gorge and how we all can help protect, preserve, and steward the area for generations to come.
March 31, 2022
A massive gravel mine proposed near the Cape Horn trailhead in Skamania County would impact the livability and scenic values of the area for decades to come.
March 30, 2022 - By Kevin Gorman
March 23, 2022 - By Sarah Skelly
Friends' and partner groups' volunteers take part in a planting campaign as part of the Steigerwald Reconnection Project.
March 4, 2022 - By Burt Edwards
A Q&A with Metropolitan Youth Symphony conductor Dr. Raúl Gómez-Rojas about a climate change-inspired concert event and partnership with Friends.
November 1, 2021
To address a water crisis on the Warm Springs Reservation, Friends is part of a coalition of conservation organizations partnering with the Warm Springs Tribes and affiliated groups.
November 1, 2021
Looking upstream toward Elowah Falls. (photographer: Warren Morgan)
May 16, 2022
Emily Reed of the Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance reflects on the evolution of the Gorge as a recreation destination in arguing in favor of the anti-congestion measure.
March 22, 2022 - By Kevin Gorman
By working creatively and collectively, we can help the people of Warm Springs Tribes restore their access to and infrastructure for clean water.
Come join us for a visit to one of our newest Gorge properties with a view unlike any other in the Gorge!